WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest senior Aaron Curry has won the Butkus Award honoring the nation's top college linebacker.
Curry received 63 points in voting, finishing seven ahead of
USC's Rey Maualuga. James Laurinaitis from Ohio State, USC's Brian
Cushing and Boston College's Mark Herzlich rounded out the top
Curry finished the regular season with 101 tackles, three fumble
recoveries and an interception to help the Demon Deacons reach
their third straight bowl game.
The award is named after Hall of Famer Dick Butkus, who made a
surprise visit to the school Tuesday to present the award to Curry.