UB's Khalil Hodge continues to get some preseason recognition in the college football world. On Monday, Hodge was named to the Butkus Award watch list that recognizes the nation's top linebacker.
Hodge is coming off a season where he ranked second in the nation in total tackles. He racked up a MAC-best 154 stops which happens to be the most ever by a UB player in its FBS era. In the last two seasons, Hodge has more tackles than any other player in the nation with 277.
Hodge was also named to the Chuck Bednarik Watch list which honors the nation's best defensive player.
UB opens the season on September 1st vs. Delaware State.