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Micah Kiser Named Butkus Award Semifinalist

Kiser lone ACC player remaining in contention.

NCAA Football: Virginia at Connecticut
Kiser has been incredible all season, hounding opponent’s quarterbacks.
David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Micah Kiser is having himself a season. The third year from Baltimore, Maryland, has been named a semifinalist for the prestigious Butkus Award, which honors the top linebacker in the country. Kiser is the lone ACC player among the semifinalists.

Kiser leads the ACC in tackles with 67 (teammate Quin Blanding is in second with 66), and is fourth in the NCAA with 91 total tackles. In solo tackles, Kiser comes in tied for 29 in the NCAA.

In Virginia’s valiant losing effort against No. 5 Louisville, Kiser registered 14 tackles, two sacks, and recovered a fumble.

On top of the Butkus Award, Kiser is a quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy. You can vote for him as the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week for his play against the Cardinals.