Three from Pac-10 make Lombardi Preliminary Watch List

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

The Preliminary Watch List for the 2009 Lombardi Award is out and just four of the 48 hail from the Pac-10.

Well, sort of.

Alex Carrington is listed as a defensive end for Arizona State.

He plays for Arkansas State.

The "other" three are Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski, USC center Kristofer O'Dowd and UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price.

Here's the criteria for the Watch List:

Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen and those defensive players who line up within 5 yards of the football. The candidates earned a place on the preliminary watch list by earning All-American honors or by being named to their respective all-conference first team as selected by the conference's head coaches. The Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List will be updated prior to the start of the 2009 season in order to identify those players who have been selected as preseason honors candidates.

Here's the complete list:

Kevin Basped, DL, Nevada
Zane Beadles, OL, Utah
Nick Bellore, LB, Central Michigan
Navorro Bowman, LB, Penn State
Brad Bustle, OL, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Nate Byham, TE, Pittsburgh
Alex Carrington, DE, Arizona State
Brandon Carter, OL, Texas Tech
Terrence Cody, DL, Alabama
Antonio Coleman, DE, Auburn
Jared Cook, TE, South Carolina
Rennie Curran, LB, Georgia
John Estes, OL, Hawaii
Chris Fisher, C, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona
Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College
Rodney Hudson, OG, Florida State
Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU
Duke Ihenacho, LB, San Jose State
Cardia Jackson, LB, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Micah Johnson, LB, Kentucky
Arthur Jones, DT, Syracuse
Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
Jan Jorgensen, DL, BYU
Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas
Brandon Lang, DE, Troy
Boris Lee, LB, Troy
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
Albert McClellan, DE, Marshall
Gerald McCoy, DL, Oklahoma
Eric Norwood, LB, South Carolina
Kristofer O'Dowd, C, USC
Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
Russell Okung, OL, Oklahoma State
Joe Pawelek, LB, Baylor
Brian Price, DT, UCLA
Austin Pritchard, LB, Western Michigan
Adam Ulatoski, OT, Texas
George Selvie, DE, South Florida
Cameron Sheffield, DE, Troy
D'Anthony Smith, DL, Louisiana Tech
Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida
Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
Trent Williams, OL, Oklahoma
C.J. Wilson, DE, East Carolina
Ryan Winterswyck, DL, Boise State
Corey Wootton, DE, Northwestern
Frank Zombo, DE, Central Michigan