Smith Named To Buktus, Lombardi Award Watch Lists

Jaylon Smith Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WANE) – Bishop Luers graduate Jaylon Smith continues to see his preseason resume grow, as the sophomore linebacker at Notre Dame was named to the Butkus Award watch list and the Lombardi Award watch list on Monday.
The Butkus Award goes to the nation’s best linebacker at the end of the season. The Lombardi is awarded to college football’s best lineman or linebacker.
Last year as a true freshman Smith started all 13 games for the Irish. His 67 tackles were third on the team while his 6.5 tackles for loss were second best. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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