Brandon Spikes a Butkus Award finalist
Joining Spikes on the list are Rolando McClain (Alabama), Sergia Kindle (Texas), Sean Weatherspoon (Missouri) and Eric Norwood, South Carolina.
McClain, Weatherspoon and Spikes were all finalists in 2008. In mid-October, Spikes is fourth on the Gators' squad with 45 tackles, including 4.5 for loss. He also had interception that was returned for a touchdown against Georgia and a fumble recovery at South Carolina.
The winner will be announced on or before Dec. 8.