Two Tigers named to Lombardi Top 20 List
HOUSTON – The Rotary Lombardi Award committee via the Rotary Club of Houston announced today the top 20 nominations for the Rotary Lombardi Award. The award ceremony, that will be broadcast nationally, will be held in Houston Saturday, February 11, 2017.
Since 1970 the Lombardi Award has been present to the nations’ top college football lineman. In 2016, eligibility advanced to include all player positions who demonstrate outstanding performance and skill in offensive or defensive positions and best exemplify the discipline, virtue and wisdom that defined Vincent Lombardi's exceptional brand of leadership. The Top 20 selection includes a variety of player positions including four quarterbacks, five offense and 11 traditional defensive positions.
Players earned a position on the preliminary watch list by receiving All-American honors, being named to their respective all-conference teams, or by receiving 2016 pre-season honors. The Top 20 nominations was narrowed by votes from an electorate made up of head coaches from all FCAA FBS winners and finalists, as well as, sports journalists and members of the Football Writers Association of America. Currently there are approximately 400 voters.
The Top 20 Rotary Lombardi Award Nominations include:
San Diego State
Texas A & M