Oct. 10, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama football team had three players selected to the 2012 Rotary Lombardi Award Top 25 and six players named to Phil Steele's Midseason All-America team on Wednesday.
Three Crimson Tide offensive linemen, Barrett Jones, Chance Warmack and D.J. Fluker, were included on the 43rd Annual Rotary Lombardi Award official top 25 (quarterfinalists). The Rotary Lombardi Award is given to the nation's top college lineman or linebacker each season.
Phil Steele's 2012 Midseason All-American team included six Alabama players with four garnering first-team honors. Jones and Warmack were on the first team along with cornerback Dee Milliner and linebacker C.J. Mosley. D.J. Fluker was named to the second team while quarterback AJ McCarron was a fourth-team choice.
Alabama has had 16 players garner 18 first-team All-America accolades since the 2008 season, including six first-team All-Americans in 2009 and seven in 2011.
In 2011, Dont'a Hightower and Courtney Upshaw were the eighth and ninth Crimson Tide players to be named finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award. They are also the third and fourth Alabama players selected as finalists since 2008. Former All-American linebacker Cornelius Bennett is the only Alabama player to win the Lombardi Award, capturing the honor in 1986.
The Crimson Tide returns to action Saturday against the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. The game will be televised nationally at 2:30 p.m., on CBS.
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