By Spencer Lee
HOUSTON, Texas — Alabama’s Jonathan Allen won another award Saturday, and it could elevate his status in the NFL Draft.
The All-American defensive lineman was named the winner of the 2016 Rotary Lombardi Award last night in Houston, which goes annually to the player who best demonstrates outstanding performance and skill and best exemplifies the discipline, virtue and wisdom that defined legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi’s exceptional brand of leadership.
The other finalists were former Texas A&M star Myles Garrett, Heisman winner Lamar Jackson and ex-Michigan standout Jabrill Peppers.
Allen also won two national defensive player of the year awards, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award, in addition to the Ted Hendricks Trophy, which is presented to the nation’s top defensive end.