SEC leads Lombardi Award Top 25 quarterfinal list

Alabama Crimson Tide center Barrett Jones is one of 25 players named to the Lombardi quarterfinal list. (U.S. Presswire)

The SEC is once again well represented as the conference placed nine members in the Lombardi Award top 25 quarterfinalists.

The list of players is as follows:

Alex Okafor , Texas Longhorns
Arthur Brown , Kansas State Wildcats
Barkevious Mingo , LSU Tigers
Barrett Jones, Alabama
Bjoern Werner , Florida State
Chance Warmack , Alabama
Chris Borland , Wisconsin Badgers
Corey Lemonier , Auburn Tigers
Cornellius Carradine, Florida State Seminoles
Damontre Moore , Texas A&M Aggies
DJ Fluker, Alabama
Jackson Jeffcoat , Texas
Jadeveon Clowney , South Carolina Gamecocks
Jarvis Jones , Georgia Bulldogs
Joe Madsen , West Virginia Mountaineers
Johnathan Hankins , Ohio State Buckeyes
Jonathan Cooper , North Carolina Tar Heels
Kawann Short , Purdue Boilermakers
Khaled Holmes , USC
Manti Te'o, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Sam Montgomery , LSU
Star Lotulelei , Utah Utes
Travis Johnson , San Jose State Spartans
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The Lombardi Award is awarded to the top lineman or linebacker in the nation. Last year's Rotary Lombardi Award winner, linebacker Luke Kuechly of  Boston College Eagles , was taken by the Carolina Pittsburgh Panthers with the ninth pick of the NFL draft.

The list will be cut to seven players during the last week of October.

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