USC football has 2 elite linemen selected to another prestigious watch list

Sep 18, 2021; Pullman, Washington, USA; USC Trojans defensive lineman Tuli Tuipulotu (49) recovers
Sep 18, 2021; Pullman, Washington, USA; USC Trojans defensive lineman Tuli Tuipulotu (49) recovers / James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

USC Football linemen Tuli Tuipulotu (DL) and Andrew Vorhees (OL) have both found themselves on the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award. This award is given to the best lineman in college football. Tuipulotu and Vorhees have played exceptionally well as they are two of the few elite linemen in the entire nation.

The lineman position may arguably be the most difficult task in football. Whether that's offensive or defensive, these individuals have it harder than anyone on the field. Furthermore, Tuipulotu and Vorhees are more than deserving of the Rotary Lombardi Award as they have each been a star in their role for USC football.

Tuipulotu and Vorhees posted some ridiculous numbers last season. As both linemen have been with USC their entire college careers, they are given the honor that not many receive. When taking a look at their performances, it is understandable why these two are on the watch list for one of the most well-known awards in college football.

USC football's Tuli Tuipulotu and Andrew Vorhees are two of the best linemen in the country.

Last season, Tuli Tuipulotu had the best season of his young career for USC football. Tuipulotu had a total of 48 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 5.5 sacks. In addition, Tuipulotu had two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery which resulted in one defensive touchdown. Some of these numbers seem unreal. It's no wonder Tuipulotu is considered to be one of the best defensive linemen in the nation.

Andrew Vorhees also had a historical year for USC football. Last season, Vorhees only allowed one sack and was the only lineman in the country to have both 90+ PFF pass blocking and run blocking grades. Vorhees had such a dominant year despite constantly being moved from left guard to left tackle. After having a phenomenal season, it is inevitable for Vorhees to be in the discussion for the Rotary Lombardi Award.

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It is clear that Tuipulotu and Vorhees are the best at what they do. These two put on their Trojan uniform and play their hearts out on the field. With another dominant season ahead of them, Tuipulotu and Vorhees have earned their off-season recognition as they look to win USC's first Pac-12 title since 2017. After all, Vorhees already has a taste of what it's like to win the conference. It is only right that Tuipulotu adds that to his already stacked college football resume.