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UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks wins Butkus Award
UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks wins Butkus Award

UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks didn't know that a test was going to follow a workout this week. Sal Alosi, the Bruins' strength and conditioning coach, had some trivia questions for gathered football players. "Coach asked me, 'Do you know who leads the NFL in fumble recoveries?' " Kendricks said. "I said, 'Raymond Lewis?' He said, 'No, this guy right here.' " Alosi pointed to NFL Hall of Fame member Dick Butkus, who had slipped onto Spaulding Field. The surprise soon became clear to Kendricks. He was handed the 2014 Butkus Award, given annually to college football's best linebacker. Kendricks is the first UCLA player to...

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