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    SEC Has 26 on Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List

    The Rotary Lombardi Award Committee has released the Official Watch List for the 2012 Rotary Lombardi Award. This is the 43rd year that the Rotary Lombardi Award has named the nation’s college lineman of the year.

    Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense of defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, and linebackers who set up no father than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. All candidates also must be eligible to play college sports under the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

    The candidates earned a place on the Official Watch List by earning All-American honors last season, by being named to their respective all-conference first team last season as selected by the conference’s head coaches, by being projected to be an All-American or first team all-conference player for the coming season, or by nomination approved by the nominations committee.

    OT Oday Aboushi, Virginia
    LB Denicos Allen, Michigan State
    OT Jacolby Ashworth, Houston
    LB Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
    C Alvin Bailey, Arkansas
    LB Dion Bailey, USC
    OT David Bakhtiari, Colorado
    G Chris Barker, Nevada
    C Mario Benavides, Louisville
    LB Chris Borland, Wisconsin
    LB Jonathan Bostic, Florida
    LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State
    LB Jonathan Brown, Illinois
    LB Travis Brown, Fresno State
    DE Michael Buchanan, Illinois
    LB Max Bullough, Michigan State
    C Nick Carlson, Wyoming
    C Braxston Cave, Notre Dame
    LB Michael Clay, Oregon
    DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
    DE/LB Jamie Collins, Southern Miss
    G Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
    DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State
    LB Kenny Demens, Michigan
    DE Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
    TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
    TE Gavin Escobar, San Diego State
    OT Chris Faulk, LSU
    TE Joseph Fauria, UCLA
    DE Sharrif Floyd, Florida
    OT DJ Fluker, Alabama

    G Blaize Foltz, TCU
    LB Winston Fraser, FIU
    C/G Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
    C Dalton Freeman, Clemson
    DE Ben Gardner, Stanford
    DE James Gayle, Virginia Tech
    DE William Gholston, Michigan State
    DE Ryne Giddins, USF
    LB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
    LB Steve Greer, Virginia
    TE Ryan Griffin, Connecticut
    LB Jeremy Grove, East Carolina
    C Ben Habern, Oklahoma
    DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State
    G Braden Hansen, BYU
    G Eric Herman, Ohio
    LB Jordan Hicks, Texas
    DT Jordan Hill, Penn State
    LB Gerald Hodges, Penn State
    C Khaled Holmes, USC
    DE Wes Horton, USC
    DE Margus Hunt, SMU
    OT Alex Hurst, LSU
    OT James Hurst, North Carolina
    G Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma
    G Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
    LB Andrew Jackson, Western Kentucky
    DE Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
    DE Brandon Jenkins, Florida State
    LB Jelani Jenkins, Florida
    NT John Jenkins, Georgia
    OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
    LB Nico Johnson, Alabama

    DE Travis Johnson, San Jose State
    C/G/T Barrett Jones, Alabama
    DL Chris Jones, Bowling Green
    OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia
    DE Dion Jordan, Oregon
    G Joe Kellogg, Boise State
    C Zac Kerin, Toledo
    LB A.J. Klein, Iowa State
    LB Jake Knott, Iowa State
    C Tyler Larsen, Utah State
    LB DeDe Lattimore, USF
    DE Corey Lemonier, Auburn
    OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan
    LB Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State
    DE/DT Rob Lohr, Vanderbilt
    G Spencer Long, Nebraska
    DE/OLB Travis Long, Washington State
    DT Star Lotulelei, Utah
    TE Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn
    LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
    LB Trent Mackey, Tulane
    C Joe Madsen, West Virginia
    DE Stansly Maponga, TCU
    OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame
    OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
    G Chris McDonald, Michigan State
    DE Barkevious Mingo, LSU
    DE Sam Montgomery, LSU

    LB Sio Moore, Connecticut
    LB James Morris, Iowa
    OT Morgan Moses, Virginia
    LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
    OT Jeff Nady, Nevada
    LB Corey Nelson, Oklahoma
    DE Roosevelt Nix, Kent State
    DE Alex Okafor, Texas
    LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College
    LB Sean Porter, Texas A&M
    DE Sean Progar, Northern Illinois
    OT Justin Pugh, Syracuse
    LB Hayes Pullard, USC
    OT David Quessenberry, San Jose State
    LB Kevin Reddick, North Carolina
    LB Taylor Reed, SMU
    G Cyril Richardson, Baylor
    C Weston Richburg, Colorado State
    DE Marcus Rush, Michigan State
    DT Kawann Short, Purdue
    DE John Simon, Ohio State
    LB Shayne Skov, Stanford
    G Adam Smith, Western Kentucky
    LB Keith Smith, San Jose State
    DT Akeem Spence, Illinois
    DT Baker Steinkuhler, Nebraska
    TE Jake Stoneburner, Ohio State
    LB Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech
    DE Devin Taylor, South Carolina
    G Lane Taylor, Oklahoma State
    LB Mike Taylor, Wisconsin
    LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
    LB Chase Thomas, Stanford
    TE Levine Toilolo, Stanford
    G Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech
    LB Kyle Van Noy, BYU
    DT Joe Vellano, Maryland
    OT LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech
    OT Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin
    LB Brian Wagner, Arizona
    G Mason Walters, Texas
    G Larry Warford, Kentucky
    G Chance Warmack, Alabama
    C Stephen Warner, Louisiana Tech
    DE Bjoern Werner, Florida State
    DT Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest
    DE Jesse Williams, Alabama
    DT Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
    DE Trevardo Williams, Connecticut
    TE Luke Willson, Rice
    OT Brian Winters, Kent State
    LB Dwayne Woods, Bowling Green
    G Carson York, Oregon