This yearâ€™s Rotary Lombardi Award goes to Nebraskaâ€™s defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. 22-year-old Nebraska Cornhuskersâ€™ star Ndamukong Suh picked up yet another honor on Wednesday night. Each year, best college football lineman or linebacker is awarded the Rotary Lombardi Award.The youngster is from Portland, Oregon and it was his second national award within the current week. The winner received his 2009 Rotary Lombardi Award in a graceful ritual that took place in Houston on the night of Wednesday. Last season, the same award was given to Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo.
It has been quite a week for Ndamukong Suh since he was on the victory stand even on Monday when he was considered the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and he lifted the the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The tall figure of 6-foot-4 feels a bit taller since heâ€™s the April 22, 2010 NFL Draft consensus No. 1 prospect as well.His won the Lombardi Award by beating out the other finalists, relevantly stronger opponents, such as Fort Bend Austinâ€™s Jerry Hughes alongside Gerald McCoy and Terrence Cody from Oklahoma and Alabama, respectively.His winning streak doesnâ€™t end here for Ndamukong Suh as heâ€™s also among the finalists that await awards such as the Outland Trophy, the Lott Trophy, the Heisman Trophy, the Walter Camp Award, and the Chuck Bednarik Award alongside the Outland Trophy.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers management must be proud of its devoted players for their achievements. Suh eventually becomes the fifth Nebraska star to be honored with the Lombardi Award as prior to this; joining Rich Glover, Dave Rimington, Dean Steinkuhler, and Grant Wistrom have achieved the same in 72, 82, 83 and 1997, respectively.All the head coachers of NCAA Football Subdivision teams, selected media members alongside the rest of former winners and other finalists of the award participate in the pool to select the winner of a Lombardi Award.