Nov. 10, 2010
HOUSTON - The Rotary Club of Houston today announced the four finalists for the 2010 Rotary Lombardi Award, presented annually since 1970 to the nation's top college football lineman. The award honors the memory of Vince Lombardi, legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers. The Rotary Lombardi Award finalists are:
Nick Fairley, Auburn, Defensive Line, 6-5, 298, Jr., Mobile, AL
Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson, Defensive End, 6-4, 275, Jr., Bamberg, SC
Adrian Clayborn, Iowa, Defensive End, 6-4, 285, Sr., St. Louis, MO
Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU, Center, 6-3, 305, Sr., Tyler, TX
All four finalists will come to Houston for two full days of activities, including a Community Event at Cuney Homes with the Houston Texans YMCA, Meet the Finalists Reception at City Hall, Sports Media breakfast with John Harris of 1560 The Game and John McClain of the Houston Chronicle and Linemen's Private Reception at the George R. Brown.
The winner will be announced at the Rotary Lombardi Award Presentation on December 8, at the George R. Brown. Guest speaker for the evening will be Rudy Ruettiger, inspiration for the film "Rudy."
For tickets and sponsorship information, visit www.rotarylombardiaward.org.
The Rotary Lombardi Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game's predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association's official website, ncfaa.org.
Founded in 1912, the Rotary Club of Houston, a service organization comprised of professional and community leaders, serves our community through its numerous public health, youth, international and local activities. Projects and events such as the Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International, the Rotary Lombardi Award. the Distinguished Citizens Award, Camp Enterprise, Polio eradication and much more touch the lives of our global community.