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Alabama LB Rashaan Evans Predicts Butkus Award Win

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Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans wants to continue a tradition, and he believes that he will be able to do so.

As he prepares to enter his senior season in Tuscaloosa, Evans took to Twitter to share one of his biggest goals for the upcoming college football season. According to Evans, he hopes to become the fifth Alabama linebacker — and third since 2009 — to bring home the Butkus Award.

It’s certainly an attainable goal.

Last year, Evans recorded 53 tackles and four sacks in his first season as a starter.

Evans’ fellow linebacker, Reuben Foster, went on to win the Butkus Award, joining C.J. Mosley in 2013, Rolando McClain in 2009 and Derrick Thomas in 1988.

Could Evans make it back-to-back for the Crimson Tide?

He’ll get his first opportunity to make a big impression when Alabama opens the season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta with a major matchup against Florida State.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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