Aug. 18, 2009
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico senior center Erik Cook has been named to the 40th annual Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List. Cook is one of 153 players named to the list today and one of only 12 players from the Mountain West Conference. Cook, an Albuquerque native, was named to the preseason all-MWC squad last month by the league and is one of three returning starters on the offensive line this season. The Rotary Lombardi Award is presented annually to the nation's top college football lineman, offense or defense.
On Oct. 14, the 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award will be announced. On Nov. 11, the four finalists will be named. All of the finalists will travel to Houston for the ceremony to announce the winner on Dec. 9 at the Hilton Americas.