Beal, Lewis Named to Lombardi Watch List

NORMAN, Okla. - A pair of Oklahoma players are on the preliminary watch list for the 2010 Rotary Lombardi Award. Defensive end Jeremy Beal and linebacker Travis Lewis both made the list.

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, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage.

Beal, a senior from Carrollton, Texas, was a finalist for the 2009 Ted Hendricks Award, which is presented annually to the top defensive end in college football. Last season, he led Oklahoma with 19.0 tackles for loss and 11.0 sacks. He also was credited with six quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, three pass deflections and one interception.

Lewis, a junior from San Antonio, Texas, was an All-Big 12 performer last season after leading Oklahoma in tackles for a second straight season. He finished with 109 stops along with 9.5 tackles for loss and one sack. He also logged a pair of pass deflections and an interception.

The 41st Rotary Lombardi Award will be held on December 7- 8, 2010 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. (SoonerSports.com)
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