Texas senior offensive guard Sedrick Flowers has been selected to the watch list for the 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award.
Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards of the ball, or linebackers who set up within five yards from the line of scrimmage. The award committee announced the 145-player preliminary watch list on Tuesday.
Flowers, who hails from Houston, is the most experienced offensive lineman on the team, having played in 31 career games with 14 starts (all at left guard). The fifth-year player was the only offensive lineman to start all 13 games last season at the same position.
The Lombardi watch list is intended as a reference tool for the selection committee and will be periodically updated and revised through the conclusion of the voting to determine the 12 semifinalists.
Three Longhorns have won the award: defensive end Brian Orakpo (2008), defensive tackle Tony Degrate (1984) and defensive tackle Kenneth Sims (1981). In addition, the Longhorns have had nine finalists for the award, which began in 1970.
Texas opens the 2015 season on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Notre Dame.
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