Florida State linebackers Reggie Northrup and Terrance Smith have been named to the Lombardi watch list given to the nations best linebacker. Smith has already been named to the Bednarik and Nagurski watch lists. Smith is the leader of the linebacking group and is expected to start for the third straight year.
This is Northrup’s first appearance on a watch list, but he was Florida State’s leading tackler with 122. He was this first Florida State linebacker to go over 100 tackles since Buster Davis. It is unknown whether Northrup will actually be available this season after tearing his ACL in the Rose Bowl against Oregon in January.