Michigan's Woodley surprise Lombardi Award winner

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  1. nunusguy

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    Michigan isn't playing for the BCS national title, but LaMarr Woodley has a nice consolation prize.
    The Michigan defensive end won the Rotary Lombardi Award as the nation's top college lineman or linebacker Wednesday night at the Hilton Americas Hotel.
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/4384714.html
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    IMO this is a great selection by our local Rotary Club. I don't think this guy is
    as high profile as a lot of other players, but he's a real talent who is a tremendous competitor. I thought he was outstanding the the Michigan-OSU
    game earlier this year.
     
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    this is a surprise?
     
  3. Texian

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    I am not that surprised, Woodley was a Big 10 unanimous selection to the DL and was also voted Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year.
     
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    Looks like I stand corrected. I did not realize that Woodley had already received that much acclaim. I dunno, but I guess the most high-profile Michigan DLine guy is Alan Branch who is top ten in gobs of mocks, but as an underclassman he wouldn't be eligible for this award ?
     
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    I think it's the opposite, branch is the one that does a lot of the dirty work in the middle while Woodley gets the sacks and awards. it doesn't matter what class you are for the lombardi.
     
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    Woodley led the nation in sacks for a long portion of the season.

    ESPN had him in the Heisman race during the first few weeks.

    He is a dominant player & very deserving of the award.
     
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    I lost count how many times I heard his name called in the Ohio State game.
     

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