Senior tackle Steve Fifita has made the Lombardi Watch List.
March 30, 2005
SALT LAKE -
Utah senior defensive tackle Steve Fifita has been named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List. Lombardi Award candidates are limited to down linemen and defensive players who line up with five yards of the football. Fifita becomes the second Ute named to a "watch list" so far this spring. Senior center Jesse Boone was previously targeted for the preseason Rimington Trophy Watch List. The Rimington Trophy is awarded to the nation's best center.
Fifita, Utah's only returning first-team all-conference player from 2004, was also named the defensive MVP of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. He is one of 54 players and just three preseason candidates from the Mountain West Conference on the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List
Boone was a second-team all-conference pick in 2004--his first year playing center for the Utes.