Long named Lombardi finalist
Item by Chris Graham
Virginia defensive end Chris Long is one of the four finalists for the 2007 Lombardi Award – which is given each year to the top lineman in college football.
Long, a senior, leads the ACC with 12 sacks and is second in the country among defensive lineman in passes defended with eight.
Joining Long among the Lombardi finalists are LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis and Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long.