The respect just keeps rolling in for Army defensive end Josh McNary, who set both the Army single-season and career sack records last season. The senior has been named to the Lombardi Award watch list, which “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,” according rotarylombardiaward.com.
In 2009, McNary had 12.5 sacks, giving him 18 total during his Black Knight career. Last year’s Lombardi Award winner was Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh, the second overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft.
During this offseason, McNary has already been named to watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Lott Trophy.
Navy has two players on the Lombardi watch list: junior defensive end Jabari Tuani and senior offensive tackle Jeff Battipaglia. For the full 2010 Lombardi watch list, click here.