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College Football Awards 2012: MSU's Max Bullough, Denicos Allen Added To Butkus Watch List

If the various college football awards watch lists are anything to go by, the Michigan St. Spartans should have a pretty solid team for the 2012 season. If you've followed the full stream, you'd see quite a few players added to various watch lists, and on Monday, we've got a couple more to add.

MSU linebackers Denicos Allen and Max Bullough have been added to the watch list for the Butkus Award. The Butkus Award is one of the top honors in college football, given to the top college linebacker. Players must excel in athletic achievement and also service to the community. There are 51 experts who vote on the awards, including journalists and professional scouts.

In 2011, the award was won by Luke Kuechly of Boston College. Allen and Bullough both found themselves on the watch list for the Bednarik Award, given to the nation's best defensive player, along with MSU teammates DE William Gholston and CB Johnny Adams. Bullough also was added to the Nagurski Award watch list earlier last week.

The 2012 watch list for collegiate players can be found here.

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