Folasa-Lutui Selected To Rotary Lombardi Watch List

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

HOUSTON, TX - NM State football offensive lineman Isaiah Folasa-Lutui has been selected to the 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List as announced by the committee on Tuesday. The Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to linemen who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage.

Folasa-Lutui played and started in all 12 games during the 2014 season. He was part of an offensive line that helped quarterback Tyler Rogers complete 268 of 436 throws for 2,779 yards and 19 touchdowns. Additionally, the senior’s aid of the offensive line allowed running back Larry Rose III to rush for 1,102 yards.

The Corona, Calif. native, helped anchor an offensive line that allowed quarterback Andrew Allen to rush for over 100 yards against No. 17 LSU, which was the first time any freshman had rushed for more than 100 yards against the Tigers since 2011.

Semifinalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award will be announced on Nov. 5.