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McClain wins Butkus Award

Updated: December 8, 2009, 6:37 PM ET
Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 1 Alabama's Rolando McClain has won the Butkus Award as college football's top linebacker.

He was presented the award Tuesday morning in a surprise visit by Dick Butkus, a Hall of Fame linebacker and the award's namesake. McClain was only told to come to coach Nick Saban's office for media interviews.

The junior is the leader of the nation's top scoring defense and helped guide the Crimson Tide to a Southeastern Conference championship and a spot in the BCS ...

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