Four players from TCU, as well as two candidates from both Texas and Oklahoma, are among 87 players on the watch list for the 2010 Lombardi Award. The honor is given to the top lineman or linebacker in college football.
The watch list, released today, includes four Horned Frogs: offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, linebacker Tank Carder, defensive end Wayne Daniels and center Jake Kirkpatrick.
Also included were Texas defensive end Sam Acho, Texas offensive tackle Kyle Hix, Oklahoma defensive end Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis, Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller, Baylor offensive tackle Danny Watkins and Oklahoma State defensive end Ugo Chinasa.
A total of 16 candidates from Big 12 schools or Texas-based colleges made the watch list, including Nebraska defensive tackle Jared Crick, Nebraska defensive end Pierre Allen and Colorado offensive tackle Nate Solder.
_ Jimmy Burch