Brock Bowers named 2023 Lombardi Award finalist
UGA football junior tight end Brock Bowers has been named a finalist for the 2023 Rotary Lombardi Award, The Lombardi Award and Rotary Club of Houston announced on Wednesday.
Last year, Bowers and defensive lineman Jalen Carter were each named finalists for the Lombardi Award.
The Rotary Lombardi Award is a coveted award given annually to the college football offensive or defensive lineman “…who exemplifies the character and discipline of NFL Hall of Fame Head Coach Vince Lombardi in addition to outstanding performance and ability.”
To be considered for the Lombardi Award, players must be an NCAA FBS College Football team member and meet the following qualifications:
- Be a down Lineman, end to end, either on offense or defense, setting up no further than ten (10) yards to the left or right of the ball at the time of the snap.
- Be a Linebacker on defense, setting up no further than five (5) yards deep from the line of scrimmage.
- Must not come out of the offensive backfield and set up on the line of scrimmage as a Blocker or a Receiver or listed in the program as an Offensive Back or Receiver.
- Be eligible to participate in the current season.
Other players named 2023 Lombardi Award finalists include Joe Alt (Notre Dame), Jonah Elliss (Utah), and Laiatu Latu (UCLA).
The four finalists for the 2023 Lombardi Award will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 15 and the winner of the 2023 Lombardi Award will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Bowers, a native of Napa, Calif., leads the Bulldogs this season with 44 receptions for 601 yards and five touchdowns. He also has six rushes for 28 yards and a touchdown.
The Georgia Bulldogs, currently ranked first by the CFP, are next scheduled to play the 18th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, Nov. 18. The game will be televised by CBS at 3:30pm ET (Buy Tickets).