** The Rotary Lombardi Award goes to the best lineman or linebacker in college football. It was first presented in 1970; Ohio State’s Jim Stillwagon won it that year. Last year’s winner was Carl Nassib of Penn State.
** Ohio State Buckeyes have won the Lombardi six times – the most of any school. Nebraska Cornhuskers have won five times, as have Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
** The winners over the past 10 years:
2006 LaMarr Woodley – Michigan
2007 Glenn Dorsey – Louisiana State
2008 Brian Orakpo – Texas
2009 Ndamukong Suh – Nebraska
2010 Nick Farley – Auburn
2011 Luke Kuechly – Boston College
2012 Manti Te’o – Notre Dame
2013 Aaron Donald – Pittsburgh
2014 Scooby Wright III – Arizona
2015 Carl Nassib – Penn State (Not bad for a former walk-on!)