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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Big Ten places 16 on Rotary Lombardi list

By Brian Bennett

The Rotary Lombardi Award is the latest to offer its preseason watch list, and that gives me the chance to give my favorite description of who is eligible for the trophy: 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.

Well, obviously.

Anyway, 16 players from the Big Ten made the list, including several usual suspects from other award watch lists we've already mentioned. Here are the players who were nominated: