Suh wins Lombardi Award

Published 3:52 am Thursday, December 10, 2009

HOUSTON (AP) — Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has won the Rotary Lombardi Award as the nation’s top lineman.

Suh also won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy this week as the nation’s top defensive player, and is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

Suh finished the regular season with 82 tackles, 23 tackles for losses and 12 sacks. In Nebraska’s 13-12 loss to Texas in the Big 12 championship game, he has a career-high 12 tackles, including a school-record seven tackles for losses and 4 1/2 sacks.

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Alabama’s Terrence Cody, TCU’s Jerry Hughes and Oklahoma’s Gerald McCoy also were finalists for the award given annually since 1970.