CSU's Richburg earns place on Rotary Lombardi Award watch list

July 16, 2012

By Stuart Buchanan
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State center Weston Richburg earned his third preseason honor Monday when the Rotary Lombardi Award Foundation announced him to their watch list.

The Rotary Lombardi Award is given annually to the best college football lineman –offense or defense- who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi.

Richburg, a 6-foot-4, 297-pound junior, is among 145 players named to the watch list and one of seven from the Mountain West.

Richburg, who earned second-team all-MW honors last season, hasn’t missed a start in his two years of collegiate experience. He helped block for Chris Nwoke, CSU’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Gartrell Johnson III in 2008.

The last Ram to be named to the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list was Shelley Smith in 2009. Smith currently plays for the Houston Texans.

Richburg has also been named to the Outland and Rimington Trophy watch lists.