Two Tigers named to Lombardi Top 20 List


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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:

Name

Position

University

Jonathan Allen

DE

Alabama

Reuben Foster

ILB

Alabama

Cam Robinson

OT

Alabama

Montravius Adams

DT

Auburn

Carl Lawson

DE

Auburn

Christian Wilkins

DT

Clemson

Deshaun Watson

QB

Clemson

Dalvin Cook

RB

Florida State

DeMarcus Walker

DE

Florida State

Lamar Jackson

QB

Louisville

Jabrill Peppers

LB/DB

Michigan

JT Barrett

QB

Ohio State

Pat Elflein

C

Ohio State

Evan Engram

TE

Ole Miss

James Connor

RB

Pittsburgh

Ejuan Price

DL

Pittsburgh

Donnell Pumphrey

RB

San Diego State

Derek Barnett

DE

Tennessee

Myles Garrett

DE

Texas A & M

Jake Browning

QB

Washington

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