November 7, 2013
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2013 Rotary Lombardi Award Semi-Finalists


HOUSTON – November 7, 2013 – Eight defensive and four offensive players comprise the list of 12 semifinalists for the 44th Rotary Lombardi Award to be held December 11, 2013, at the Wortham Center in Houston, Texas. The semifinalists were announced today at the Rotary Club of Houston.  


The SEC Conference leads the pack with four players, followed by the Pac 12 with three, the ACC two followed by the Big 10 and the Big 12 with one each and one Independent.


The 12 semifinalists are:

Anthony Barr  Sr   LB   UCLA
Vic Beasley  Jr   DE   Clemson
Jadeveon Clowney  Jr   DE   South Carolina
Aaron Donald  Sr   DT   Pittsburgh
Taylor Lewan  Sr   T   Michigan
Jake Matthews  Sr   T   Texas A&M
CJ Mosley  Sr   LB   Alabama
Trent Murphy  Sr   LB   Stanford
Cyril Richardson  Sr   G   Baylor
Michael Sam  Sr   DE   Missouri
Kyle Van Noy  Sr   LB   Brigham Young
David Yankey  Jr   T   Stanford


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