BOISE, Idaho Junior offensive tackle Ryan Clady is one of 43 players named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List released today.
Clady, a SI.com second-team All-American and first-team All-WAC selection last season, was instrumental in the Broncos finishing the 2006 season second in the country in scoring, sixth in rushing and 10th in total offense.
The 43 preliminary candidates earned a place on the initial watch list by earning All-America honors or being named to their respective all-conference team as selected by the conference’s head coaches. The Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List will be updated prior to the start of the 2007 season in order to identify those players who have been selected as pre-season honors candidates.
Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen and those defensive players who line up within five yards of the football.