Northern Illinois linebacker Jamaal Bass has been named to the 2014 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List on Monday.
The award is given to the best down linemen (offense or defense) or linebacker.
Bass finished with 87 tackles in 2013 and played in all 14 games. He added 1.5 sacks, six tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. He is one of 123 players on the list, and one of eight linebackers from the Mid-American Conference.