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Tracy Rocker, Auburn defensive tackle, heads a...

Tracy Rocker, Auburn defensive tackle, heads a list of a dozen college football players nominated for the Lombardi Award given annually by the Rotary Club of Houston to the college football lineman of the year.

Also competing for the 19th annual award are defensive end Bill Hawkins of Miami of Florida; linebackers Carnell Lake of UCLA, John Roper of Texas A&M;, Broderick Thomas of Nebraska and Derrick Thomas of Alabama; offensive linemen Tony Mandarich of Michigan State, Anthony Phillips of Oklahoma, Mark Stepnoski of Pittsburgh, Pat Tomberlin of Florida State and Steven Wisniewski of Penn State, and defensive tackle Mark Messner of Michigan.

The winner will be announced Dec. 8.


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