TCU center Jake Kirkpatrick and Texas defensive end Sam Acho are among 12 semifinalists for the 2010 Lombardi Award, organizers announced today.
Other semifinalists from Big 12 schools included Oklahoma defensive end Jeremy Beal and Nebraska defensive tackle Jared Crick. The winner will be announced Dec. 8 in Houston.
Other semifinalists include Clemson defensive end Da’quan Bowers, Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn, Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, Ohio State defensive tackle Cameron Heyward, Florida guard Rodney Hudson, Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones, Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan and LSU defensive tackle Drake Nevis.
_ Jimmy Burch