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Jonathan Allen Wins Lombardi Award

Allen will have one more trophy in his case as he heads to the NFL.

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Senior defensive end Jonathan Allen has already taken home several awards this season, including the Bednarik Award for the nation’s top defender, and he added one more tonight:

The Lombardi Award has always been awarded to the best lineman or linebacker in the country, with the following criteria:

To be considered for the Rotary Lombardi Award players must be a FCAA FBS I college football team member and meet the following qualifications:

∙ Must be an outstanding player, in any position.

∙ Must show leadership, courage, desire, respect for authority and discipline.

Needless to say, Allen has all of those qualities and then some. Allen was one of four finalists including Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett, Michigan LB Jabrill Peppers, and Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, who was the first QB to ever be named a finalist.

This is a well-deserved honor for Mr. Allen as he embarks on what will undoubtedly be a prosperous pro career. Congratulations to him.

Roll Tide.