Nebraska Defensive End Randy Gregory Named to Lombardi Award Watch List

The Gregory in action - Joe Robbins

Junior defensive end Randy Gregory is one of 123 linebackers or offensive/ defensive linemen named to the first watch list for the 2014 Lombardi Award.  Five Huskers have are among the 44 previous Lombardi Award winners (Rich Glover, 1972; Dave Rimington, 1982; Dean Steinkuhler, 1983; Grant Wistrom, 1997; and Ndamukong Suh, 2009).  As a sophomore, Gregory led the Big Ten with 19 tackles for a loss and 10.5 sacks.

Eleven Big Ten players were named to the watch list:  Chi Chi Ariguzo (LB-NW), Michael Bennett (DT-OSU), Austin Blythe (C-Iowa), Joey Bosa (DE-OSU), Shilique Calhoun (DE-Michigan State), Carl Davis (DT-Iowa), Gregory, Rob Havenstein (OT-Wisc), Kaleb Johnson (OG-Rutgers), Jake Ryan (LB-Michigan), and Brandon Scherff (OT-Iowa).

Interesting to note that some of the less heralded teams on Nebraska's schedule this season seem to have more players on the watch list.  Along with Iowa, Fresno State and Florida Atlantic all have three candidates.  For the Bulldogs, defensive tackle Tyeler Davison, linebacker Ejiro Edeline, and offensive guard Cody Wichmann, while Florida Atlantic has offensive tackle Braden Lyons, linebacker Andrae Kirk, and defensive tackle Brandon Bryant.

The entire list:

Henry Anderson, DE, Sr. - Stanford
Stephone Anthony, LB, Sr. - Clemson
Chi Chi Ariguzo, LB, Sr. - Northwestern
T.T. Barber, LB, Jr. - Middle Tennessee State
Jamaal Bass, LB, Sr. - Northern Illinois
Vic Beasley, DE, Sr. - Clemson
Michael Bennett, DT, Sr. - Ohio State
Austin Blythe, C, Jr. - Iowa
Joey Bosa, DE, So. - Ohio State
Brett Boyko, T, Sr. - UNLV
Kelby Brown, LB, Sr. - Duke
Brandin Bryant, DT, Jr. - Florida Atlantic
Shilique Calhoun, DE, Jr. - Michigan State
AJ Cann, G, Sr. - South Carolina
Justin Cherocci, LB, Sr. - Central Michigan
Le'Raven Clark, T, Jr. - Texas Tech
Ben Clarke, C, Jr. - Hawaii
La'El Collins, T, Sr. - LSU
Christian Covington, DT, Jr. - Rice
Carl Davis, DT, Sr. - Iowa
Tyeler Davison, DT, Sr. - Fresno State
Reese Dismukes, C, Sr. - Auburn
Jamil Douglas, G, Sr. - Arizona State
Spencer Drango, T, Jr. - Baylor
Ejiro Ederaine, LB, Jr. - Fresno State
Steve Edmond, LB, Sr. - Texas
Mario Edwards, DE, Jr. - Florida State
Cameron Erving, T, Sr. Florida State
Dominic Espinsoa, C, Sr. - Texas
Kyler Frackrell, LB, Jr. - Utah State
Devonte Fields, DE, So. - TCU
BJ Finney, C, Sr. - Kansas State
Trey Flowers, DE, Sr. - Arkansas
Leonard Floyd, LB, So. - Georgia
Alani Fau, LB, Sr. - BYU
Bryce Giddens, C, Jr. - Arkansas State
Hroniss Grasu, C, Sr. Oregon
Randy Gregory, DE, Jr. - Nebraska
Bryce Hager, LB, Sr. - Baylor
Justin Hamilton, DT, Sr. - UL-Lafayette
Lincoln Hansen, T, Sr. - Eastern Michigan
Rob Havenstein, T, Sr. - Wisconsin
Brock Hekking, DE, Sr. - Nevada
Ben Henney- LB, Sr. - Kansas
Treyvon Hester, DT, So. - Toledo
Sean Hickey, T, Sr. - Syracuse
Jermaine Holmes, LB, Sr. - Marshall
Chucky Hunter, DT, Sr. - TCU
Martin Ifedi, DE, Sr. - Memphis
Scott Inskeep, G, Sr. - UTEP
Myles Jack, LB, So. - UCLA
Tre Jackson, G, Sr. - Florida State
Grady Jarrett, DT, Sr. - Clemson
Chris Jasperse, C, Sr. - Marshall
Cameron Jefferson, G, Sr. - UNLV
Chris Johnson, LB, Sr. - Navy
Kaleb Johnson, G, Sr. - Rutgers
A.J. Johnson, LB, Sr. - Tennessee
Gerrand Johnson, DT, Jr. - UL-Monroe
Tyler Johnstone , T, Jr. - Oregon
Chris Jones, DT, So. - Mississippi State
Bronson Kaufusi, LB, Jr. - BYU
Eric Kendricks, LB, Sr. - UCLA
Andrae Kirk, LB, Sr. - Florida Atlantic
Arie Kouandjio, G, Sr. - Alabama
Qushaun Lee, LB, Sr. - Arkansas State
Cyril Lemon, G, Sr. - North Texas
Braden Lyons, T, Sr. - Florida Atlantic
Luther Maddy, DT, Sr. - Virginia Tech
Derrick Malone, LB, Sr. - Oregon
Greg Mancz, G, Sr. - Toledo
Nick Martin, OL, Sr. - Notre Dame
Shaquille Mason, G, Sr. - Georgia Tech
Tyler Matakevich, LB, Jr . - Temple
Josue Matias, G, Sr. - Florida State
Derrick Mathews, LB, Sr. - Houston
David Mayo, LB, Sr. - Texas State
Benardrick McKinney, LB, Jr. - Mississippi State
Silverberry Mouhon, DE, Jr. - Cincinnati
Ryan Mueller, DE, Sr. - Kansas State
Robert Nkemdiche, DT, So. - Ole Miss
Shawn Oakman, DE, Jr. - Baylor
Cedric   Ogbuehi. T, Sr. - Texas A&M
Andrus  Peat, T, Jr. - Stanford
Remington Peck, DL, Jr. - BYU
Denzel  Perryman, LB, Sr. - Miami
Andy Phillips, G, Sr. - Central Michigan
Terrance Plummer, LB, Sr. - UCF
Hayes Pullard, LB, Sr. - USC
Mykhael Quave, T, Jr. - UL-Lafayette
Daniel   Quave, G, Sr. - UL-Lafayette
Cedric Reed, DE, Sr. -Texas
Jacob Richard, C, Jr. - Ball State
Tyler Roberts, DE, Jr. - Troy
A'Shawn Robinson, DE, So. - Alabama
Jake Ryan, LB, Sr. - Michigan
Ty Sambrailo, T, Sr. - Colorado State
Brandon Scherff, T, Sr. - Iowa
Isaac Seumalo, C, Jr. - Oregon State
Danny   Shelton, DT, Jr. - Washington
Steve Shumaker, OL, Sr. - Army
Robert  Singletary, DE, Sr. - UTSA
Jake Smith, C, Sr. - Louisville
Jaylon Smith, LB, So. - Notre Dame
Quinton Spain, G, Sr. - West Virginia
Eric Striker, LB, Jr. - Oklahoma
Junior Sylvestre, LB, Sr. - Toledo
AJ Tarpley, LB, Sr. - Stanford
Shaq Thompson, LB, Jr. - Washington
Laken Tomlinson, G, Sr. - Duke
Dominique Tovell, DE, Jr. - UL-Lafayette
Max Tuerk,G, Jr. - USC
Clint Van Horn, T, Jr. - Marshall
Zach Virgil, LB, Sr. - Utah State
Diaheem Watkins, DE, Sr. - UAB
Cody Whitehair,G, Sr. - Kansas State
Cody Wichmann, G, Sr. - Fresno State
Ucambre Williams, T, Sr. - South Alabama
Leonard Williams, DE, Jr. - USC
Ramick Wilson, LB, Sr. - Georgia
Eddie Yarbrough, DE, Jr. - Wyoming
Mason Y'Barbo, G, Sr. - North Texas

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