ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD VOTING PROCEDURES AND TIMELINE

 

MARCH

  • Begin to compile draft of new (Preliminary) Watch List – all players voted to 1st team all-conference or 1st team all-American (coach list for both)

  • Confirm preliminary Watch List with SIDs

  • Release Preliminary Watch List to coincide with start of Spring Football

 

APRIL

  • Review past year’s voting participation and identify where new voters are needed 

  • Eblast sponsor packet to entire list

  • Begin phone calls to past table buyers

 

AUGUST

  • Watch List updated – add preseason honors candidates and SID nominations – Aug 27

  • Voting list updated 

  • Begin full on facebook, twitter and blog campaign 

 

SEPTEMBER

  • Prepare voting letters and initial ballots (on line and paper) for distribution

  • Begin first round of voting on 9/24

 

OCTOBER

  • Communicate with voters on deadlines for the first round of voting (1st round voting ended 10/11)

  • Prepare second round ballots (both paper and on-line) and begin second round of voting (10/15)

  • Mail letters to 12 semi coaches

 

NOVEMBER 

  • Communicate with voters on deadlines and the end of the second round of voting (11/8)

  • Prepare third (final) round ballots (both paper and on-line) and begin final round of voting (11/9)

  • Mail letter to 4 finalist coaches and SIDS

  • Deadline for information on program (11/15)

  • Program sent to printer (11/24)

 

DECEMBER

  • Communicate with voters on deadlines and the end of the final round of voting (12/6)

 

First round ballots mailed Friday, Sept. 24, voting ends Monday, Oct. 11, semifinalists announced Oct.13


Second round ballots mailed Oct. 15, voting ends Nov. 8, finalists announced Nov. 9


Final round ballots mailed Nov. 15, voting ends Dec. 6, winner announced Dec. 8

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48th ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD

Created and Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Houston
Honoring the College Football Lineman of the Year