MUNCIE, Ind. - Offensive tackle Robert Brewster (Cincinnati, Ohio/Wyoming) and tight end Darius Hill (Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Springs) of the Ball State University football team have been selected to the preliminary watch list for the Rotary Lomardi Award.
Brewster and Hill are among 54 players selected to the 2008 preliminary watch list. Ball State is the only Mid-American Conference school to have more than one player named to the list.
Brewster started all 13 games for the Cardinals while anchoring an offensive line that protected quarterback Nate Davis in a record setting season. Hill, who was named to the All-MAC First Team started in 12 games for BSU. Hill was a 2007 John Mackey Award semifinalist as the nation’s best tight end.
Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen and those defensive players who line up within five yards of the football.
The Ball State University football team, which tallied a 7-6 record last fall, will open the 2008 season at Scheumann Stadium Thursday, Aug. 28, against Northeastern.