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TTU's Pete Robertson named to Lombardi Award watch list

Oct 18, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks running back Corey Avery (6) is stopped by Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive back Pete Robertson (10) and safety Jalen Barnes )19) in the second half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 18, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks running back Corey Avery (6) is stopped by Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive back Pete Robertson (10) and safety Jalen Barnes )19) in the second half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech defensive lineman/linebacker Pete Robertson was named to the preseason watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, which honors the nation's top down linemen.

In addition to the Lombardi Award, Robertson has been selected as a candidate for three other national defensive player of the year awards including the Butkus Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award.

Robertson is easily the best player on a Red Raider defense that will have to deal with high-powered offenses such as Baylor and TCU in 2015.

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