Rotary Lombardi Award reveals list of semi-finalists for 2021

The Rotary Lombardi Award has announced its list of semi-finalists for 2021. Photo by Wiki Commons.

The Rotary Lombardi Award annually goes to the college football offensive or defensive lineman, who in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the character and discipline of NFL Hall of Fame Head Coach Vince Lombardi.
This year's list of 12 semi-finalists features a variety of standout players from across the country.

Alabama OLB Will Anderson

Alabama MLB Christian Harris

Alabama OL Evan Neal

BYU C James Empey

Florida State DE Jermaine Johnson

Iowa C Tyler Linderbaum

Iowa State LB Mike Rose

Kentucky OT Darian Kinnard

Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson

Ohio State OL Thayer Munford

Penn State DT PJ Mustipher

Texas A&M OL Kenyon Green

The SEC features five semi-finalists with the Big Ten having four representatives on the list. The list of twelve semi-finalists will be pared down to four finalists to be revealed on November 9th. BYU, Iowa, Iowa State, and Kentucky would have their first winner, while a win by Ohio State's Thayer Munford would mark the seventh Buckeye to win.

The award ceremony will be held on December 8th in Houston and will feature the four finalists, their coaches, as well as the 1987 winner of the award, Chris Spielman. Honorary Chair and Famed Green Bay Packer Jerry Kramer will preside over the event. Past winners include Ndamukong Suh, Julius Peppers, Terrell Suggs, Aaron Donald, and two-time winner Orlando Pace.
Net proceeds from the Award's activities are contributed to Cancer Research and specifically the American Cancer Society's programs.

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