Sonny Puletasi Named to 2014 Butkus Award Watch List

July 14, 2014


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The Watch List for the 30th annual Butkus Award, honoring the nation's top linebacker and named after legendary Chicago Bear and University of Illinois linebacker Dick Butkus, was announced Monday by the Butkus Foundation. University of Wyoming senior outside linebacker/defensive end Sonny Puletasi was one of the 51 players named to the 2014 list.

Puletasi concluded the 2013 season with 47 total tackles, including 4.5 sacks, 10.0 tackles for loss and three pass breakups. He ranked second on the Cowboy team in 2013 in both sacks and tackles for loss behind Eddie Yarbrough.

A native of Lawton, Okla., where he played at Lawton High School, Puletasi enters his senior season having started 21 of 36 games he has played as a Cowboy.