OU’s Alexander, TU’s Perrett on Lombardi Award watch list

Thursday, August 10th 2006, 2:02 pm
By: News On 6

UNDATED (AP) -- Oklahoma senior linebacker Rufus Alexander and Tulsa senior offensive tackle Jeff Perrett are on the preliminary watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award.

The award honors the top lineman in college football while raising funds for the American Cancer Society. It will be presented in Houston on December 6th.

Alexander led Oklahoma in tackles last season with 102.

Perrett, Tulsa's right tackle, has played in 37 career games and has a current streak of 35 starting assignments. He was a third-team all-Conference USA selection a year ago.

Last year, Perrett had a high-grade of 87-percent against East Carolina and a total of 69 knockdowns, including a season-best 12 knockdowns against Southern Miss.