Congrats to Scooby Wright, winner of the 45th Rotary Lombardi Award, presented December 10 at the Bayou Music Center.  ImageDG Lisa and other District 5890 Executives attended, as did Elda Loesch of BSWH Rotary. The program booklet featured a full-page aImaged highlighting the clubs of Rotary District 5890. The finalists for the this year’s award were: Vic Beasley (Clemson); Joey Bosa (Ohio State); Hau’oli Kikaha (Washington); and Scooby Wright III (Arizona).


The Rotary Lombardi Award is presented annually to the best college football lineman or linebacker and was begun by the Rotary Club of Houston in 1970, shortly after the death of Vince Lombardi for whom the Super Bowl trophy is also named. Eligible players are either offensive or defensive linemen (or a linebacker who lines up no farther than five yards deep from the ball) and must have demonstrated leadership, courage, desire, respect for authority and discipline. The main part of the trophy is a block of Granite, paying homage to Lombardi's college days at Fordham University as an offensive lineman when his offensive line was referred to as the "Seven Blocks of Granite." Who votes on the recipient? Approximately 500 head coaches from all Division I schools, sports media personnel from across the country, and former winners and finalists of the Award.

According to Wikipedia, Ohio State currently holds the record for most Lombardi awards with 6. and in 2011 the Detroit Lions became the first NFL team to draft Lombardi Award winners in two consecutive years (Ndamukong Suh, 2nd overall in 2010, and Nick Fairley, 13th overall in 2011). Need more information? Contact Brian Carr at 832-904-8885 or email