Source: Valley Roadrunner

VCHS grad Trevor Reilly named semifinalist for Butkus Award

by Dan Kidder

October 31, 2013

Valley Center High School graduate Trevor Reilly has been outstanding on the football field at the University of Utah this season, and the senior defender is garnering national attention.

Reilly was recently named one of the 12 semifinalists for the Butkus Award, the trophy given to the nationís top linebacker every season.

Reilly plays both linebacker and defensive end and leads Utah with 69 tackles, 44 solo tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries on the season so far.

The Reilly family recently watched Trevorís Utes take on the BYU Cougars, where Trevorís younger brother Drew plays as a defensive back. In that game, Trevor recorded six tackles, five solo tackles, one tackle for loss and half a sack.

The finalists will be announced on Nov. 26 and the winner will be announced by Dec. 10.