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Dulcich Named to Rotary Lombardi Watch List

Aug 5, 2021
Greg Dulcich (85)

 UCLA's Greg Dulcich was named to The Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List on Thursday in an announcement made in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Houston.  The Rotary Lombardi Award goes annually 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. 
To be considered for the Rotary Lombardi Award, players must be a NCAA FBS College Football team member and meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a down Lineman, end to end, either on offense or defense, setting up no further than ten (10) yards to the left or right of the ball at the time of the snap.
  • Be a Linebacker on defense, setting up no further than five (5) yards deep from the line of scrimmage. 
  • Must not come out of the offensive backfield and set up on the line of scrimmage as a Blocker or a Receiver or listed in the program as an Offensive Back or Receiver.
  • Be eligible to participate in the current season.

The voting process for this year's award ceremony will go as follows:

  • First round ballots are to be emailed by Sept 24th and voting ends on Oct 11th.  The 12 semifinalists from the first round will be announced Oct 13th.
  • The second-round ballots will be emailed Oct 15th and voting ends on Nov 8th.  The 4 finalists from the second round will be announced Nov 9th.
  • Lastly, third round ballots will be emailed by Nov 15th and voting ends on Dec 6th. 

Dulcich was second on the Bruin team in 2020 with 26 catches for a team-best 517 yards and five touchdowns. His 19.9 yards per catch average ranked 13th overall nationally and second-best in the nation among tight ends. Dulcich also rated second in the nation among tight ends in receiving yards per game (73.9) in 2020. He opened the season with a 126-yard effort at Colorado which marked the seventh straight season in which a UCLA tight end has recorded a 100-yards receiving game.

Dulcich caught a season-high 8 balls against USC last year and finished with a season-best 167 receiving yards, including a 69-yard scoring reception, against the Trojans. He capped off the season with a pair of scoring catches in the season finale against Stanford for 21 and 17 yards. Dulcich was named to the second-team All-Pac-12 team by the league coaches.
Just weeks after Coach Vince Lombardi's 1970 death from colon cancer, the Rotary Club of Houston was authorized by Lombardi's widow, Marie, to establish the Rotary Lombardi Award. As stipulated by Mrs. Lombardi, net proceeds from the Award's activities are contributed to Cancer Research and specifically the American Cancer Society's programs. 
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