Myles Garrett has had a fantastic season for Texas A&M, and he’s got a chance to make it an award-winning one.
Garrett was announced Tuesday as one of four finalists for the Lombardi Award, which is awarded to the best offensive lineman, defensive lineman or linebacker in college football.
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All four finalists this season are defensive linemen, and all four love to cause chaos in the opponent’s backfield. The other three finalists are Ohio State’s Joey Bosa, Penn State’s Carl Nassib and Clemson’s Shaq Lawson.
Garrett is the only sophomore finalist. He’s tied for fourth in the country with 10.5 sacks. He also leads the four finalists for the award with 50 tackles. Garrett is also the fifth player in Texas A&M history to be nominated for the award.
Nassib, a former walk-on at Penn State, leads the nation with 15.5 sacks. Bosa, who was a finalist last year, has 15 tackles for loss and four sacks in nine games. Lawson has 16.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks for No. 1-ranked Clemson.
The winner will be announced Dec. 9.