Trojans Brian Cushing and Rey Maualuga were among the 12 semifinalists announced for the Lombardi Award. The Lombardi Award goes annually to the college football lineman — offense or defense — who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi.
Here is a list of all of the semifinalists:
Brian Cushing, Linebacker, University of Southern California Auston English, Defensive End, University of Oklahoma James Laurinaitis, Linebacker, The Ohio State University Alex Mack, Offensive Lineman, University of California Rey Maualuga, Linebacker, University of Southern California
Michael Oher, Offensive Tackle, University of Mississippi Brian Orakpo, Defensive End, The University of Texas Duke Robinson, Offensive Lineman, University of Oklahoma George Selvie, Defensive End, University of South Florida Andre Smith, Offensive Lineman, University of Alabama Brandon Spikes, Linebacker, University of Florida Sean Weatherspoon, Linebacker, University of Missouri
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