April 30, 2010

Stefen Wisniewski on 2010 Lombardi Watch List

Wisniewski (61) in pregame warmups prior to last week's Blue-White Game.

Penn State interior lineman Stefen Wisnewski has been named to the 2010 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List. The announcement was made this morning on GoPSUSports.com:
"This spring, Wisniewski returned to guard, where he played in 2007 and '08, after earning third team All-America honors at center from Collegefootballnewscom. A starter in 25 of 26 games the past two seasons, Wisniewski saw action on 905 snaps, the third-highest total on the team in 2009, led by 86 in the wins over Minnesota and LSU. Wisniewski and the O-Line played a huge role in Penn State ranking No. 2 in the Big Ten in total offense at 406.9 ypg. The Nittany Lions were the only Big Ten team ranked in the top five of the conference's four primary offensive statistical categories in 2009."
And a little more about the award itself, if you're not already familiar:
"Candidates earned a place on the preliminary Watch List by earning All-American honors or by being named to their respective all-conference first team as selected by the conference's head coaches in 2009. The Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List will be updated prior to the start of the 2010 season in order to identify those players who have been selected as pre-season honors candidates."
I hate to go out and say this stuff, but I truly believe that if Wisniewski earns First-Team All-America honors this season, and gets this award or the Rimmington, he could go down as one of the greatest interior linemen ever to play at Penn State. That's saying something big, considering his own lineage and that of the Nittany Lions' strong history on the offensive line. Good luck, Wiz!

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