WSU’s Daiyan Henley named finalist for 2022 Butkus Award

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State linebacker Daiyan Henley was named a finalist for the 2022 Butkus Award on Tuesday.

The Butkus Award is given to the best linebacker in college football. Henley is one of five finalists — the only player from the Pac-12 Conference and the first Butkus Award finalist in program history.

Henley is second in the Pac-12 and 20th in the country in tackles, with 102. He also has 12 tackles for loss, the second-most in the conference.

The Los Angeles native is tied for 12th in the conference with four sacks, owns five double-digit tackles games, and has six special teams tackles.

Henley was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week in week three against Colorado after recording 13 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles.

Other finalists for the Butkus Award include Jack Campbell from Iowa, Jamon Dumas-Johnson from Georgia, Ivan Pace from Cincinnati, and Drew Sanders from Arkansas.

The winner of the Butkus Award will be named on or before December 7 by the award committee.

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