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.