HOUSTON – Clemson's Vic Beasley, Ohio State's Joey Bosa, Washington's Hau'oli Kikaha and Arizona's Scooby Wright are finalists for the Lombardi Award for college football's best lineman or linebacker.
Beasley, a defensive end, leads the Tigers with eight sacks and 14 ½ tackles for losses. Also a defensive end, Bosa is fifth in the nation with 11 ½ sacks and has 17 tackles for losses.
Kikaha, who is a linebacker, is tied for first in the country with 16 ½ sacks and his 22 ½ tackles for losses leads the nation. Wright, who is also a linebacker, has 12 sacks and is second to Kikaha with 21 tackles for losses.
The award will be given Dec. 10 in Houston.