STATESBORO — Georgia Southern senior offensive guard Darien Foreman has been included on the watch list for the 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award.
Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than
10 yards to the left or right of the ball, or linebackers who set up no farther than 5 yards deep from the line of scrimmage.
The candidates earned a place on the preliminary watch list by earning All-American honors, being named to their respective all-conference teams or receiving 2015 preseason honors.
The watch list will be updated prior to the start of the 2015 season in order to identify other players who have received significant preseason honors.
Foreman is the lone returning starter from last year’s squad, which keyed the nation’s top rushing offense. He was selected as a 2015 preseason All-Sun Belt Conference first-team member.
While the watch list highlights those players who have already received national recognition, any Division I player who meets the requirements is eligible for consideration from the Rotary Lombardi Selection Committee.
This committee is composed of more than 500 members, including all past winners and finalists, all Division I head coaches and a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.
The watch list containing 175 delegates, intended as a reference tool for the Selection Committee, will be periodically updated and revised through the conclusion of the voting to determine the 12 semifinalists.
The 46th Rotary Lombardi Award will be Dec. 9 at the Revention Music Center in Houston, Texas. Proceeds from the Rotary Lombardi Awards stay in the Houston community and benefit the American Cancer Society, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centers/Children’s Cancer Hospital, and Texas Children’s Cancer Center.