Lombardi Award finalists announced

HOUSTON (AP) 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 1/2 tackles for losses. Also a defensive end, Bosa is fifth in the nation with 11 1/2 sacks and has 17 tackles for losses.

Kikaha, who is a linebacker, is tied for first in the country with 16 1/2 sacks and his 22 1/2 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.

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