Carroll grad Tranquill on Butkus Award Watch List

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WANE) - Jaylon Smith won the Butkus Award in 2015 as the top linebacker in college football - could another Fort Wayne star do this same this season?

The Butkus Award preseason watch list is out and Drue Tranquill's name is on it.

A grad student at Notre Dame, Tranquill is switching from the rover position to inside linebacker this fall.

A Carroll grad, Tranquill is a two-time captain at Notre Dame. He's one of 51 players on the Butkus Watch List.

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