4 Oklahoma players on award watch lists
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Four members of the Oklahoma football team have been named to watch lists for the Butkus and Lombardi awards.
Officials said Monday Tom Wort was named to the Butkus Award watch list, while Ben Habern, Gabe Ikard and Corey Nelson were all announced as members of the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list.
Wort earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors after collecting 71 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery. Habern finished the season with 39 knockdown blocks on 391 snaps.
Ikard earned Associated Press third team All-America accolades and first team All-Big 12 honors. Nelson was named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the AP and the league's coaches.
The Butkus Award honors the best linebacker, and the Lombardi Award goes to the best lineman.
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