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USU football: Four Aggies named to Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List

Published: Friday, Aug. 28 2015 5:11 p.m. MDT

Utah State wide receiver Matt Austin (4) celebrates his touchdown with teammates Eric Schultz (66) and Jamie Markosian (54) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against San Jose  State in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Schultz has been named to the Lombardi watch list. (Darryl Bush, AP) Utah State wide receiver Matt Austin (4) celebrates his touchdown with teammates Eric Schultz (66) and Jamie Markosian (54) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against San Jose State in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Schultz has been named to the Lombardi watch list. (Darryl Bush, AP)

LOGAN – Four Utah State Aggie football players were named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List Monday.

Senior center Tyler Larsen, senior offensive tackle Eric Schultz, senior linebacker Jake Doughty and sophomore linebacker Kyler Fackrell were the Aggies recognized.

The award is named in honor of Hall of Fame Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi. The Rotary Lombardi Award recognizes the top offensive or defensive lineman and/or linebacker who lines up no more than five yards away from the line of scrimmage.

Utah State was one of just two MW schools along with SJSU and one of just five FBS programs to place four individuals on the Watch List joining Alabama, Notre Dame and Stanford. In all, 26 Football Bowl Subdivision programs placed multiple individuals on the Watch List, including four Mountain West schools in Boise State, Fresno State, San Jose State and Utah State.

Running back Joe Hill is tackled by Jake Doughty during Utah State Aggies football practice Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Logan. Doughty has been named to the Lombardi watch list. (, Tom Smart, Deseret News) Running back Joe Hill is tackled by Jake Doughty during Utah State Aggies football practice Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Logan. Doughty has been named to the Lombardi watch list. (, Tom Smart, Deseret News)

The announcement of these Fackrell, Doughty and Schultz's addition to the Lombardi watch list puts the total of Aggies named to preseason watch lists to six. Furthermore, along with their fellow players from Utah and BYU, the total of college football players from Utah programs named to preseason watch lists has jumped to 14.

See all 14 players from Utah programs named to preseason award watch lists.

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