Monday July 16, 2012Bostic, Floyd, Jenkins Named to Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List
Three University of Florida football players – senior linebacker Jon Bostic (Wellington, Fla.), junior defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (Philadelphia, Pa.) and junior linebacker Jelani Jenkins (Olney, Md.) have been named to the 43rd annual Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List, announced by the Rotary Club of Houston on Monday.
Bostic and Jenkins were also honored earlier on Monday as both players were named to the Butkus Award Preseason Watch List. Floyd has been named to multiple preseason watch lists, including the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, and Bednarik Award. Bostic and Floyd are Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC second-team defense selections while Jenkins is a third-team defense pick.
The Lombardi Award honors the nation’s top college lineman or linebacker each year. Eligibility for the award is limited to 1) offensive or defensive end-to-end down linemen who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball and 2) linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. All candidates must be eligible to play college sports under the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
The Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List is a reference tool for the Selection Committee. It will be periodically revised until the first round of voting is completed. The first round of voting determines the Top 25 Quarter finalists for 2012. The second round of voting will determine the final 7 semi-finalists or "Seven Blocks of Granite". The third round of voting will determine the "four finalists" from the "Seven Blocks of Granite". The fourth and final round of voting will determine the winner of The 43rd Rotary Lombardi Award which will be announced on national television live in "prime-time" 8-9 PM (CST) Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at The Hobby Center in Houston, TX.