Aug. 18, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF defensive linemen Bruce Miller (Canton, Ga.) and Torrell Troup (Conyers, Ga.) were both named on Tuesday to the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award.
The Rotary Lombardi Award goes annually to the college football lineman -- offense or defense -- who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi.
To be eligible, the player can be an offensive lineman, defensive lineman, linebacker, or tight end as long as they meet the following qualifications:
Be a down lineman, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, setting up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball at the time of snap.
Be a linebacker on defense, setting up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage.
May not come out of the offensive backfield and set up on the line of scrimmage as a blocker or receiver, or be listed as a back or receiver.
Miller and Troup both earned first-team All-Conference USA accolades in the preseason from the league's coaches and media, respectively. Troup has also been named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy which is given to the nation's top interior lineman. Miller, who played both end and tackle in 2008, led the league with 17 tackles for loss while Troup, a blocker-eating nose tackle, ranked fourth in the league with 12.5 TFLs a year ago.
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