Catching up on watch lists

The Rimington Trophy watch list was released today, but I wanted to catch you up on two more that were released this week, the Jim Thorpe Award and the 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, and linebackers who set up no father than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. The Thorpe Award is given to the nation's top defensive back.

Here are your ACC reps for both:


  • Ray-Ray Armstrong, Miami

  • Donnie Fletcher, Boston College

  • Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech

  • Chase Minnifield, Virginia

  • Greg Reid, Florida State

  • Xavier Rhodes, Florida State

  • Kenny Tate, Maryland


  • Nigel Bradham, LB, Florida State

  • Jaymes Brooks, G, Virginia Tech

  • Audie Cole, LB, NC State

  • Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina

  • Quinton Coples, OT, Florida State

  • Blake DeChristopher, OT, Virginia Tech

  • Marcus Forston, DT, Miami

  • Dalton Freeman, C, Clemson

  • Brandon Jenkins, DE, Florida State

  • Cam Johnson, DT, Virginia

  • Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

  • Donte Paige-Moss, DE, North Carolina

  • Tydreke Powell, DT, North Carolina

  • Sean Spence, LB, Miami

  • Bruce Taylor, LB, Virginia Tech

  • Joe Vellano, DT, Maryland

  • Brandon Washington, G, Miami