FOUR TIGERS PLACED ON LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: Defensive tackle Bryan Bresee, offensive tackle Jordan McFadden, defensive end Myles Murphy, and linebacker Trenton Simpson were all named today by the Rotary Club of Houston as being among 77 athletes on the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award in 2022, which is given annually to the best lineman or linebacker in the country. The following is further information from the Houston Rotary Club:
The 77 athletes that will compete for this year’s prized honour have been announced by the Rotary Lombardi Award® and the Rotary Club of Houston. The college football offensive or defensive lineman who most embodies the integrity and discipline of NFL Hall of Fame Head Coach Vince Lombardi, in addition to excellent performance and ability, receives the Rotary Lombardi Award® each year.
The talent on this year’s watch list hails from a wide range of colleges and conferences, which ought to make for an intriguing voting process. In order to be eligible for the Rotary Lombardi Award®, players must be a part of an NCAA FBS college football team and satisfy the requirements listed below:
On October 15th, a midseason watch list that takes into account any changes to the current list will be published.
A subcommittee of the Rotary Lombardi Award® committee created the 2022 watchlist, which includes SID submissions. Players were chosen based on their prior success and anticipated contributions to the 2022 college football season. Players must have started at least one game at an NCAA Division 1 college or institution in order to be included on the watchlist.
There will be 77 players on the watch list, representing all 10 Division-I FBS leagues. The SEC and Big Ten conferences, which have 11 players apiece, are expected to have successful seasons with outstanding performance. From just the teams competing in the 2021 College Football Playoff, Alabama, Cincinnati, Georgia, and Michigan, seven players have earned seats on this watch list.