The Pre-Season accolades just keep pouring in for Ole Miss Linebacker Patrick Willis...
The 6'2", 240 pound Senior from Bruceton, Tennessee is on Watch list for the Butkus Award given annually to College Footballs' Top Linebacker.
Willis is a consensus First Team All-American.
He's been singled as one of the best players in the nation, regardless of position.
Arkansas' Sam Olajubutu is also on the Butkus Watch List .
7 Conference USA linebackers are up for the award, including 2-each from Liberty Bowl Champion Tulsa, and UTEP.