LSU LB Jabril Cox named semifinalist for Butkus Award

LSU LB Jabril Cox named semifinalist for Butkus Award
Jabril Cox of the LSU Tigers during the first half of a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynold Razorback Stadium on November 21, 2020 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Photo By: Chris Parent / LSU Athletics (Source: Chris Parent/Chris Parent / LSU Athletics)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU senior linebacker Jabril Cox has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the Butkus Award, which goes to the best linebacker in college football. He is one of eight linebackers from the SEC to be named a semifinalist.

In his lone season with the Tigers, Cox has recorded 36 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack, and two interceptions, including a pick-six.

He has also accepted an invite to play in the Senior Bowl next spring.

Cox is a 6-foot-4, 231-pound graduate transfer linebacker from North Dakota State. He won back-to-back Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national titles with the Bison. He was a two-time All-American at North Dakota State.

He finished his career with the Bison with 258 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, and 14 sacks. He also had six interceptions and scored two defensive touchdowns.

Devin White is the only Tiger to ever win the Butkus Award. He did it in 2018.

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