2012 Rotary Lombardi Watch List: 6 Local College Players Named To List

The rapid fire of college football award watch lists continues to come out, now with the Rotary Lombardi award. This award is given to the best lineman or linebacker each year. To be eligible for the the award the player must be a lineman, a defensive end that doesn't line up any further than 10 yards to the left or the right of the ball, or a linebacker that lines up no more than five yards away from the line of scrimmage.

Maryland Terrapins defensive tackle Joe Vellano was named to the list. The 6'2", 285 pound lineman recorded 54 total tackles with 7.5 for loss. Vellano also recorded 2.5 sacks last season.

The Virginia Cavaliers had three players named to the list, including offensive tackle Oday Aboushi, linebacker Steve Greer and offensive tackle Morgan Moses.

The Virginia Tech Hokies had two players named to the list, including defensive end James Gayle and linebacker Bruce Taylor.

For more on Maryland, check out Testudo Times. You can find more on UVA over at Streaking the Lawn. For more Virginia Tech, visit Gobbler Country. Be sure to check out SB Nation's college football hub for more coverage and commentary from around the country.

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