Middleton on watch list for national defensive player of the year award

Indiana junior defensive end Greg Middleton is among 42 of the nation's defensive players who have been named to the 2008 Lott Trophy Watch List released on Friday.

Last season, Middleton received All-America honors from the Associated Press, The Sporting News, CBSSports.com, SI.com, Rivals.com and CollegeFootballNews.com. He was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award and became the first IU defensive lineman since Adewale Ogunleye in 1997 to earn first team All-Big Ten honors. Middleton set a new single-season school record with 16 sacks, which also led the nation.

Named after Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, The Lott Trophy is awarded to college football's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Now in its fourth year, The Lott Trophy is the first college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player.

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  1. I WISH HIM NOTHING BUT BEST. HIM AND THE WHOLE TEAM HAVE BEEN THRU A L0T AND THEY HAVE GIVEN US A LOT TO BE PROUD OF. GOOD LUCK TO HIM AND THE TEAM

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