Alabama's Dylan Moses named finalist for Dick Butkus Award

Sophomore one of five finalists for the national award for most outstanding linebacker

University of Alabama sophomore Dylan Moses was named one of five finalists for the 2018 Dick Butkus Award, which goes to the nation's most outstanding linebacker.

Moses recently took over the team lead in tackles, and now has 61 to go with 9.0 for loss (-39 yards), 3.5 sacks (-29), one pass breakup, one quarterback hurry and a forced fumble.

The Crimson Tide defense is ranked third nationally in points allowed per game at 13.1 and seventh in total defense at 282.1.

The other finalists are Kentucky’s Josh Allen, Michigan’s Devin Bush, Clemson’s Tre Lamar and LSU’s Devin White

Alabama has dominated the award of later, with three players having won during the Nick Saban era: Rolando Mclain (2009), C.J. Mosley (2013) and Reuben Roster (2016). Derrick Thomas was the first Crimson Tide winner in 1988.

The 2018 winner will be announced at the conclusion of the regular season and recognized at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 6 in Atlanta, Ga.

Check out the full listing of awards Alabama players are up for in the Player Development section of BamaCentral, which is frequently updated.