Wednesday, November 11, 2009

McCoy Named Lombardi Finalist

Oklahoma's Gerald McCoy a Lombardi Award finalist: Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was named one of four finalists for the 2009 Rotary Lombardi Award as The Rotary Club of Houston announced its selections Tuesday. McCoy joins Alabama's Terrence Cody, TCU's Jerry Hughes and Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh as a finalist as the junior looks to become Oklahoma's fourth Lombardi Award winner and first since Tommie Harris in 2003. This year's winner will be announced at an awards dinner on Dec. 9 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in downtown Houston. McCoy, the only non-senior of the four finalists, has recorded 55 percent of his tackles behind the line of scrimmage. The Oklahoma City native currently leads the Sooners with eight quarterback hurries while accumulating 3.5 sacks and 17 solo tackles. Along with Harris' Lombardi win in 2003, Tony Casillas (1985) and Lee Roy Selmon (1975) had previously won the honor. (SoonerSports PR)

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