Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Glenn & Jones On Lombardi Watch List


DSC_0525Georgia senior offensive linemen Cordy Glenn and Ben Jones have been named to the Rotary Lombardi Trophy Watch List, according to an announcement by the Rotary Lombardi Award Committee on Tuesday.

The Lombardi Trophy is given annually to the nation’s top collegiate lineman on either offense or defense. The Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List, intended as a reference tool for the Selection Committee, will be periodically updated and revised up to the first round of voting to determine the 12 Semifinalists for 2010. The candidates earned a place on the Official Watch List by earning All-American honors last season, by being named to their respective all-conference first team last season as selected by the conference’s head coaches, by being projected to be an All-American or first team all-conference player for the coming season, or by nomination approved by the nominations committee.

DSC_8190Jones, a center from Centreville, Alabama, and Glenn, a tackle from Riverdale, have already been selected as one of the duos on the Pony Express Award Watch List for being a dominant tandem. The pair has combined for 71 starts during their three-year careers, including 10 starts during each of their freshman seasons in 2008. Jones, who has been named to UGA’s Team of the Decade, has been named to Phil Steele’s preseason All-SEC Second Team and the No. 7 center in the country by Lindy’s going into 2011.

Glenn, a preseason All-SEC First Team selection by Phil Steele and Lindy’s, was selected to the Pro Football Weekly All-America Team following the 2010 season. He has started every game the last two seasons for the Dawgs and is expected to man the left tackle spot in 2011.

Jones and Glenn have already been named to the Outland Trophy Watch List as well.

David Pollack claimed the 2004 Lombardi Trophy while suiting up for the Dawgs.

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