Mike Pollak and Brandon Rodd Named To Lombardi Award Watch List

Aug. 24, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University offensive linemen Mike Pollak and Brandon Rodd have both been named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List, the award given annually to the nation's top offensive or defensive lineman. Former Sun Devil Terrell Suggs was the 2002 Lombardi Award winner.

A Tempe native, Pollak started all 13 games at center for the Sun Devils in 2006, earning second-team All-Pac-10 honors. He has also been named to the 2007 Rimington Trophy watch list and the Outland Trophy Watch List. He graduated from Arizona State in May.

Rodd (Aiea, Hawai'i) started 10 games at left tackle in 2006, earning honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors. He also graduated from ASU in May.The Rotary Lombardi Award goes annually to the college football lineman -- offense or defense -- who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi. A distinguished committee of nearly 400 of America's most prominent college football coaches, football writers, sports broadcasters and previous Rotary Lombardi Award winners, participate in a three-tiered balloting process. Each year the selection committee selects twelve semifinalists, four finalists and the ultimate winner in balloting conducted by the accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick.

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