BTN.com staff, November 17, 2015
Half of the @LombardiAward finalists call the @bigten home.— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 17, 2015
Congrats to Joey Bosa & Carl Nassib! pic.twitter.com/fCgyQeqMOa
The finalists for the Lombardi Award were announced Tuesday, and a pair of Big Ten stars are among the last four standing.
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Ohio State's Joey Bosa and Penn State's Carl Nassib, both defensive ends, join Clemson's Shaq Lawson and Texas A&M's Myles Garrett as finalists for the award given to the nation's top lineman or linebacker.
Bosa was a finalist for last year's award, which went to Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright, making him Ohio State's first two-time finalist since former star linebacker James Laurinaitis (2007 & 2008).
Nassib, a former walk-on, leads the FBS in sacks (15.5), tackles for loss (19.5) and forced fumbles (6).
The Lombardi Award winner will be announced Dec. 9.
Joey Bosa a Lombardi Award finalist for second time #GoBucks https://t.co/QXurkrdsak pic.twitter.com/ddtCoXFcye— Adam Widman (@AdamWidman) November 17, 2015
Big congrats to @CarlNassib on being a finalist for the @LombardiAward! #WeAre #PennState https://t.co/4Yq6zyQcml pic.twitter.com/H3WCHMszN1— Kris Petersen (@GoPSUKris) November 17, 2015