Fletcher and Snyder Added to Lombardi Award Watch List
Aug. 27, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - With Stanford set to kick off its 2008 season tomorrow night vs. Oregon State, center Alex Fletcher and linebacker Clinton Snyder have been added to the watch list for the 39th annual Rotary Lombardi Award. The award, which benefits the American Cancer Society, is given to the top lineman - offense or defense - in college football.
Fletcher is also a preseason candidate for the Outland Trophy, which honors the best interior lineman in college football, and the Rimington Trophy as the nation's best offensive center. The fifth-year senior is moving back to his natural center position in 2008 after earning second team All-Pac-10 honors as Stanford's starting right guard last season. He is Stanford's most experienced offensive player with 32 career starts (including 12 at center).
Snyder is now on a quartet of award watch lists, including both the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award honoring the top defensive player in college football. Just last week, he was tabbed as a candidate for the Butkus Award as the nation's best linebacker. The San Diego, Calif. native has started all but two games in his Stanford career and is the team's active leder in tackles (179), sacks (10.0) and fumbles forced (7).
Stanford and Oregon State will square off tomorrow night (Thursday, Aug. 28) at Stanford Stadium, with kickoff set for 6:00 p.m.