Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- University of South Carolina senior left guard A.J. has been named to Rotary Lombardi Award watch list. The Bamberg, SC native leads the Gamecocks with 38 starts over the last three seasons. Cann has also been named a preseason first-team All-American by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele.
Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. The candidates earned a place on the preliminary watch list by earning All-American honors, being named to their respective all-conference teams or receiving 2014 pre-season honors. The Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List will be updated prior to the start of the 2014 season in order to identify other players who have received significant pre-season honors.
The award ceremony will be held Wednesday, December 10, 2014.