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Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack earns Butkus Award 2013 preseason watch list honors

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Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack is the second Bulls defender to earn preseason watch list honors.

Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack earns watch list honors Monday.
Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack earns watch list honors Monday.
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Buffalo senior linebacker Khalil Mack earned Butkus Award 2013 preseason watch list honors Monday – the award presented to the nation’s best linebacker.

Mack recorded 94 tackles, eight sacks, and four forced fumbles in 2012. He is the only Mid-American Conference player to earn the honors.

The Butkus Foundation announces the winner Dec. 7.

Related: Safety Najja Johnson earned Jim Thorpe Award watch list honors Friday.

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