Returning Linebacker Rob Caldwell (St John, IND) has been raking up some serious accolades this offseason. As the second leading returning tackler in the country (11.67), Caldwell has been nominated for the Lott trophy. Named after NFL great Ronnie Lott, the trophy is awarded to the Defensive player who exhibits the greatest deal of Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity, or IMPACT (sorry, just had to do it).
In addition, Rob has been named a finalist (ok watch list, but "finalist" has a nice ring) for the Lombardi Award. The award is presented at the end of the 2006 season to the nation's top defensive player. While Rob probably has no realistic shot going up against the 6-8, 250 lb "linebackers" of the SEC or ACC, at least he didn't score a 700 on his SAT.
Nice Job Rob.