On Monday two more USF football players were placed on national award watch lists.
The Rotary Club of Houston announced Monday morning that
USF's defensive end Ryne Giddins and linebacker DeDe Lattimore have been named to Lombardi Award Official Watch List. The Lombardi award is given to the top college lineman or linebacker in the nation.
Bull's junior defensive end Ryne Giddins started all 12 games, recording 5.5 sacks, 44 total tackles with 11 tackles for loss and earned All-Big East second team honors for his efforts.
DeDe Lattimore USF's junior linebacker also started every game last season and led the Bulls with 94 tackles, good for sixth in Big East, and in sacks with 7, and also in tackles for loss (13) and was named Second team All-Big East.
The 43rd annual Lombardi winner will be announced Wednesday, Dec. 5 in Houston during a nationally televised event.
Giddins and Lattimore join two other Bulls who are on national watch lists. Maikon Bonani was placed on the Lou Groza watch list for the best College Kicker Award, his second straight nomination.
Mark Popek, The Bulls starting left tackle has been named to the Outland Trophy Watch, for the best college lineman