Football’s Douglas Earns Spot on Lombardi Award Watch List

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University football student-athlete Jamil Douglas has been named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List, the award’s committee announced Monday.

The Lombardi Award is given annually to the nation’s top down lineman or linebacker.

Douglas, who’s also on the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy, earned Second Team All-Pac-12 honors in 2013 and has started 27 consecutive games on the Sun Devils’ offensive line, tied for the most career starts on the team.

A redshirt senior from Cypress, Calif., Douglas graduated from ASU in December 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology, and he is currently enrolled in a master’s program at ASU. He is one of only four returning offensive linemen in the conference to earn first or second-team All-Pac-12 recognition in 2013.

This is the second consecutive season a Sun Devil has been named to the Lombardi Award Watch List after former ASU defensive tackle Will Sutton made the list in 2013.

2014 Sun Devil Award Watch Lists
Lombardi Award (nation’s most outstanding down lineman or linebacker) – Jamil Douglas
Outland Trophy (nation’s most outstanding interior lineman) – Douglas
Groza Award (nation’s most outstanding placekicker) – Zane Gonzalez
Mackey Award (nation’s most outstanding tight end) – De’Marieya Nelson
Maxwell Award (America's College Player of the Year) – D.J. Foster, Taylor Kelly, Jaelen Strong 
Hornung Award (nation's most versatile player) – Foster

ASU opens its campaign toward the Pac-12 Championship on Aug. 28 at Sun Devil Stadium against Weber State and the remaining home schedule includes UCLA on Sept. 25, a rematch with Stanford on Oct. 18 and a non-conference game with Notre Dame on Nov. 8.  

Season tickets are currently on sale at www.sundeviltickets.com, by calling the Sun Devil Athletics Ticket Office at 480-965-5812, making an appointment with a Sun Devil Sales and Service staff member, or visiting the Sun Devil Ticket Office, located on the south end of Sun Devil Stadium. The ticket office is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click here for pricing and more information about Sun Devil Football season tickets.

In addition to guaranteeing the same seat for all 2014 home games, becoming a Sun Devil Football Season Ticket Holder is the only way to guarantee tickets to the Notre Dame game on Nov. 8, 2014, at Sun Devil Stadium.

About the Lombardi Award

Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. 

The Rotary Lombardi Watch List, intended as a reference tool for the Selection Committee, will be periodically updated and revised through the conclusion of the voting to determine the 12 Semifinalists for 2014. The 45 Rotary Lombardi Award will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.rotarylombardiaward.org.

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