Bruschi selected as one of four Lombardi Award finalists

By Patrick Klein

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Arizona junior defensive end Tedy Bruschi was named one of the four finalists for the 1994 Lomardi Award, given annually to the nation's best lineman.

The four finalists were announced yesterday by the Rotary Club of Houston, which administers the award.

Derrick Brooks of Florida State, a finalist last year, Warren Sapp of Miami (Fla.) and Zach Wiegert of Nebraska are the other finalists for the award, which will be given out Dec. 1 at a banquet in Houston.

"I just play hard," Bruschi said after learning of his selection. "I'm not the biggest guy in the world, I just go out there and give it my best."

"No one has had more of an impact on this program from their sophomore year on then Tedy Bruschi," said UA coach Dick Tomey on a cellular phone during the Wildcats' practice.

Bruschi, also a finalist for the Football News Player of the Year, has seven quarterback sacks this season, to go with 32 total tackles and two fumble recoveries. Last season, Bruschi led the Pac-10 with 19 sacks.

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