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2012 Rotary Lombardi Award: Four Texas Longhorns On Watch List

The Texas Longhorns have four players on the 2012 Rotary Lombardi Award List.

Mar 3 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive end Alex Okafor (80) during spring practice at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 3 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive end Alex Okafor (80) during spring practice at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

The 43rd Annual Rotary Lomardi Award Watch List was announced on Monday and it features four players from the Texas Longhorns squad.Each year, this award is given to the nation's top college lineman or linebacker.

Jimmy Burch from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Tweeted out the list of players right here:

Check out this link for the complete watch list.

The candidates earned a place on the list by: earning All-American honors last season; being named last season to their respective all-conference first team as determined by the conference's head coaches; 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.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.