Joe Ostman on Lombardi Award Watch List

It is becoming clear that college football experts expect former St. Ignace star Joe Ostman to be a leader on defense for Central Michigan Football this fall.

The Lombardi Award named the defensive lineman to its preseason watch list today.

The award goes to the nation's best offensive or defensive lineman in college football.

Ostman's CMU teammates Ramadan Ahmeti and Blake Serpa were also named to Lombardi Award watch list.

Ostman started all 13 games for the Chippewas as a sophomore and led the team's defensive line in tackles last season.

The Outland Trophy also recently named Ostman to its preseason watch list.  The Outland Trophy is given to the nation's best interior lineman.