MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Five players from the state of Alabama
are on the preseason watch list for the Lombardi Award.
The Alabama Crimson Tide placed left tackle James Carpenter,
defensive end Marcell Dareus and linebacker Dont'a Hightower on the
list, which was released on Friday.
Auburn center Ryan Pugh and left tackle Lee Ziemba also made it.
The Lombardi Award goes to down linemen on offense or defense
and linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the
line of scrimmage.