Release from Georgia Athletics:
Georgia junior outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter has been included on the 2016 Butkus Award Watch List, according to a recent announcement.
Carter has also been named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List.
The Butkus Award, which honors the nation’s best linebacker, includes 51 players on its watch list in honor of the award’s namesake, Dick Butkus. Semifinalists will be named on October 31 and finalists on November 21 before the winner is notified on or before December 6.
Carter, a native of Norcross, Ga., appeared in all 13 games last season, including two starts, and finished with 19 tackles and two forced fumbles. In 2014, he was named the UGA Newcomer of the Year after tallying 41 stops, including 4.5 sacks and seven tackles for loss.
The Bulldogs open versus North Carolina in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on September 3.