CMU's Bazuin in a Select Group

MOUNT PLEASANT - Central Michigan University junior defensive end Daniel Bazuin is one of 54 football players on the watch list for the 36th Rotary Lombardi Award it was announced in Houston Tuesday.

Daniel Bazuin, a 6-3, 257-pounder from McBain, Mich., was a first team All-Mid-American Conference performer for Central Michigan in 2004 after making 20 solo and 30 assisted tackles. He also had eight tackles for losses of 46 yards, three of them QB sacks for minus 20 yards.

The award is given annually to college football's top down lineman or defensive player who lines up within five yards of the line of scrimmage.

The Chippewas are currently in the middle of spring drills that are set to conclude on Saturday, April 16, with an intrasquad game.


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