IK Enemkpali Named to 2013 Rotary Lombardi Watch List


 

 

July 15, 2013

HOUSTON - Louisiana Tech defensive end IK Enemkpali (IN-em-PALL-EE) was named to the watch list for the 2013 Rotary Lombardi Award.

Enemkpali was one of 107 student-athletes named to the list, which is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage.

A 2012 All-Western Athletic Conference First Team honoree, Enemkpali registered 32 total tackles last season with a team-leading 7.5 tackles for a loss of 49 yards including a team best six sacks for a loss of 46 yards. He also was credited with a forced fumble, a quarterback hurry and a pass break-up.

The candidates earned a place on the preliminary watch list by earning All-American honors, being named to their respective all-conference teams or receiving 2013 pre-season honors. The Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List will be updated prior to the start of the 2013 season in order to identify other players who have received significant pre-season honors.

A rising redshirt senior, Enemkpali is one of only two Conference USA players on the watch list (along with Zack Orr, LB, North Texas) and is one of only four players from the state of Louisiana (Josh Allen, C, Louisiana-Monroe; La’El Collins, G, LSU; Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU).

While the Watch List highlights those players who have already received national recognition, any Division 1 player who meets the requirements is eligible for consideration from the Rotary Lombardi Selection Committee. This committee is comprised of more than 500 members, including all past winners and finalists, all Division 1 head coaches and a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

 The Rotary Lombardi Watch List, intended as a reference tool for the Selection Committee, will be periodically updated and revised through the conclusion of the voting to determine the 12 Semifinalists for 2013.


 

 

 The 44th Rotary Lombardi Award will be held on December 11, 2013 at the Wortham Center in Houston, Texas.  For more information on the schedule of events, please visit www.rotarylombardiaward.org.

 The Rotary Lombardi Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about our story.

The 2013 season will mark the first under new head coach Skip Holtz as the Bulldogs enter the school's inaugural season as a member of Conference USA. The season begins on Aug. 31 when LA Tech plays at NC State in Raleigh. LA Tech's home schedule begins on Sept. 7 when the Bulldogs host Lamar at 6 p.m. at Joe Aillet Stadium.

Tech football fans can take advantage of the "C-USA SALE-ebration Special" by purchasing one ticket (east side general admission only) and receiving a second one for free to any of the Bulldogs four home league games this year against Tulane (Sept. 12), North Texas (Oct. 19), Southern Miss (Nov. 9) and Tulsa (Nov. 23).

 

To take advantage of this single game ticket special, fans can call the Tech Ticket Office weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Season tickets and tickets to the Heart of Dallas Classic against Army at the Cotton Bowl Sept. 28 are also on sale and can be purchased by contacting the Tech Ticket Office.

To purchase tickets, call the Tech Ticket Office at 318-257-3631. Go to www.LATechSports.com and access the football tickets link to view the seating map of the Cotton Bowl and Joe Aillet Stadium.

For complete coverage of Bulldog Football, please follow @LATechFB on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.

 

First Name

Last Name

Position

School

Stats

Josh

Allen

C

Louisiana-Monroe

2012 2nd Team All Sun Belt

Jeremiah

Attaochu

LB

Georgia Tech

2012 3rd Team all ACC

Calvin

Barnett

DT

Oklahoma State

2012 All Big 12, 2012 Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year

Anthony

Barr

LB

UCLA

2012 2nd Team All American

Chris

Borland

LB

Wisconsin

2012 All Big 10,104 Tackles

Morgan

Breslin

DL

USC

2012 2nd Team All Pac 12

Preston

Brown

LB

Louisville

2012 2nd Team All Big East Team

Vince

Buhaglar

LB

San Jose State

2012 All WAC, 3 Time Academic All WAC

Austen

Bujnoch

G

Cincinnati

2012 All Big East

Max

Bullough

LB

Michigan State

2012 All Big 10, 111 Tackles

Chris

Burnette

G

Georgia 

2012 2nd Team All SEC, 2 Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Ryan

Carrethers

DT

Arkansas State

2012 All Sun Belt

Le'Raven

Clark

G

Texas Tech

2012 Freshman All American

Jadeveon

Clowney

DE

South Carolina

2012 All American, 2012 Lombardi Award Finalist

La'El

Collins

G

LSU

2012 Honorable Mention All SEC

Scott

Crichton

DE

Oregon State

2012 All Pac 12

Tyeler

Davison

NG

Fresno State

2012 All Mountain Wes

Aaron

Donald

DE

Pittsburgh

2012 All Big East

Jake

Doughty

LB

Utah State

2012 All WAC, 3 Time Academic All WAC

Dominique

Easley

DT

Florida 

2013 3rd Team Preseason All American

IK

Enemkpali

DT

Louisiana Tech

2012 All WAC

Kyler

Fackrell

LB

Utah State

2012 All WAC, 2012 Freshman All American

Jake

Fely

LB

San Diego State

2012 2nd Team All Mountain West

Devonte

Fields

DE

TCU

2012 All Big 12, 2012 Big 12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year

BJ

Finney

C

Kansas State

2012 All Big 12, 2011 Freshman All American

Dominic

Flewellyn

G

Bowling Green

2012 3rd Team All MAC, Team Captain, 2012 Academic All MAC

Ben

Gardner

DE

Stanford

2012 2nd Team All Pac 12

David

Gilbert

DE

Wisconsin

2012 Honorable Mention All Big 10

Hroniss

Grasu

C

Oregon

2012 All Pac 12

Ryan

Groy

OL

Wisconsin

2012 2nd Team All Big 10

Ra'Shede

Hageman

DT

Minnesota

2012 Honorable Mention All Big 10, 35 Tackles, 6 Sacks

Bryce

Hager

LB

Baylor

2012 2nd Team All Big 12

Ben

Heeney

LB

Kansas 

2012 2nd Team All Big 12

Brock

Hekking

DE

Nevada

2012 2nd Team All Mountain West

Anthony

Hitchens

LB

Iowa

2012 2nd Team All Big 10

Adrian

Hubbard

LB

Alabama

2013 2nd Team Pre Season All American,

Chucky

Hunter

DT

TCU

2012 2nd Team All Big 12

James

Hurst

T

North Carolina

2012 All ACC, 2010 Freshman All American

Kerry

Hyder

DE

Texas Tech

2012 All Big 12

Martin

Ifedi

DE

Memphis

2012 2nd Team All Conference USA

Gabe

Ikard

C

Oklahoma

2012 All Big 12, 2nd Team Academic All American

Andrew

Jackson

LB

Western Kentucky

2012 All Sun Belt

Gabe

Jackson

G

Mississippi State

2012 2nd Team All American, 2012 All SEC

Tre'

Jackson

G

Florida State

2012 2nd Team All ACC

Jackson

Jeffcoat

DE

Texas

2011 2nd Team All Big 12

Timmy

Jernigan

DT

Florida State

2012 2nd Team All ACC

AJ

Johnson

LB

Tennessee

2012 2nd Team All SEC, 2011 Freshman All American

Anthony

Johnson

DT

LSU

2011 Freshman All American

Kaleb

Johnson

T

Rutgers

2012 2nd Team All Big East, 2011 Freshman All American

Wesley

Johnson

T

Vanderbilt

2012 Honorable Mention ALL SEC

Tyler

Johnstone

T

Oregon

2012 Freshman All American

Christian

Jones

LB

Florida State

2012 2nd Team All ACC

Nicholas

Kaspar

G

San Jose State

2012 All WAC

Zac

Kerin

C

Toledo

2012 All MAC

Cyrus

Kouandijio

T

Alabama

2013 Pre Season 2nd Team All American

Tyler

Larsen

C

Utah State

2012 All WAC, 2 Time All WAC, 2011 Academic All WAC

Demarcus

Lawrence

DE

Boise State

2012 All Mountain West

Eric

Lefeld

T

Cincinnati

2012 All Big East

Charles

Leno

T

Boise State

2012 2nd Team All Mountain West

Taylor

Lewan

T

Michigan

2012 All American, 35 Starts

Spencer

Long

G

Nebraska

2012 2nd Team All American, Big Ten All Academic

Antwan

Lowery

G

Rutgers

2012 All Big East

Aaron

Lynch

DE

South Florida

2011 Freshman All American

Khalil

Mack

LB

Buffalo

2012 All MAC

Gabe

Martin

LB

Bowling Green

2012 All MAC

Zack

Martin

G

Notre Dame

2012 2nd Team All American, 2012 All Independent

Jake

Matthews

T

Texas A&M

2012 3rd Team All American, 2012 All SEC

Morgan

Moses

T

Virginia 

2012 Honorable Mention All ACC

CJ

Mosley

LB

Alabama

2012 All American

Trent

Murphy

LB

Stanford

2012 3rd Team All American, 2012 All Pac 12

Jonathan

Newsome

LB

Ball State

2012 2nd Team All MAC

Louis

Nix

DT

Notre Dame

2012 All Independent

Roosevelt

Nix

DE

Kent State

2012 All MAC

Denzel

Nkemdiche

LB

Mississippi 

2012 2nd Team All SEC, 2011 Freshman All American

Andrew

Norwell

G

Ohio State

2012 All Big 10

Cedric

Ogbuehi

T

Texas A&M

2013 3rd Team Pre Season All American

Zack

Orr

LB

North Texas

2012 2nd Team All Sun Belt

Alex

Page

DE

South Alabama

2012 2nd Team All Sun Belt

Hayes

Pullard

LB

USC

2012 Hon Mention All Pac 12, 2011 Freshman All American

Travis

Raciti

DT

San Jose State

2012 All WAC, 52 Tackles

Antonio

Richardson

T

Tennessee

2012 2nd Team All SEC

Cyril

Richardson

G

Baylor

2012 2nd Team All American, 2012 Big 12 Lineman of the Year,

Weston

Richburg

C

Colorado State

2010, 2012 Honorable Mention All Mountain West

Jake

Ryan

LB

Michigan

2012 2nd Team All Big 10

Eric

Schultz

G

Utah State

2012 All WAC, 3 Time Academic All WAC

Tyler

Scott

DE

Northwestern

2012 Honorable Mention All Big 10, Academic All Big 10

Issac

Seumalo

C

Oregon State

2012 Freshman All American, 2012 Honorable Mention All Pac 12

Ryan

Shazier

LB

Ohio State

2012 2nd Team All Big 10

Prince

Shembo

LB

Notre Dame

2012 Honorable Mention All Independent

Shayne

Skov

LB

Stanford

2010, 2012 Hon Mention All Pac 12

Jeremiah

Sirles

T

Nebraska

2012 2nd Team All Big 10, 2010 2nd Team Freshman All American

Yawin

Smallwood

LB

Connecticut

2012 All Big East

Chris

Smith

DE

Arkansas

2012 Honorable Mention All SEC

Keith

Smith

LB

San Jose State

2012 All WAC

Anthony

Steen

G

Alabama

2013 3rd Team Pre Season All American

Xavier

Su'a-Filo

G

UCLA

2012 3rd Team All American, 2012 All Pac 12

Will

Sutton

DT

Arizona State

2012 All American

Travis

Swanson

C

Arkansas

2012 Second Team All SEC

Brandon

Thomas

T

Clemson

2012 2nd Team All ACC

Stephon

Tuitt

DE

Notre Dame

2012 2nd Team All American, 2012 All Independent

Jack

Tyler

LB

Virginia Tech

2012 All ACC

John

Urschel

G

Penn State

2012 All Big 10, 2012 Academic All American

Kyle

Van Noy

LB

BYU

2012 3rd Team All American, 2012 All Independent

Brandon

Vitabile

C

Northwestern

2 Time Academic All Big 10

Mason

Walters

G

Texas 

2012 Honorable Mention All Big 12, 2011 2nd Team All Big 12

Austin

Wentworth

T

Fresno State

2012 All Mountain West

David

Yankey

T

Stanford

2012 All American, 2012 All Pac 12