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Eric Winston Named Semifinalist for Lombardi Award

Eric Winston Named Semifinalist for Lombardi Award

Oct. 18, 2005

Coral Gables, Fla. (www. – – Miami Hurricanes offensive tackle Eric Winston has been selected as a semifinalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award, presented by Wachovia Bank. Winston, a fourth-year senior, is one of 12 semifinalists for the award, which honors the top lineman in college football. It will be presented on December 7 in Houston.

The other semifinalists are: C Greg Eslinger (Minnesota), LB Spencer Havner (UCLA), LB A.J. Hawk (Ohio State), DE Elvis Dumervil (Louisville), OT D’Brickshaw Ferguson (Virginia), DE Mathias Kiwanuke (Boston College), DT Jessie Mahelona (Tennessee), LB Paul Posluszny (Penn State), LB DeMeco Ryans (Alabama), OT Joe Thomas (Wisconsin) and DT Rod Wright (Texas).

The Rotary Club of Houston has presented the Lombardi Award – named for Green Bay Packers coaching great Vince Lombardi – since 1970.

If Winston were to receive the award, he would join Warren Sapp (1994) as the only Miami winners of the award.