Oklahoma's Harris takes Lombardi Award
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The finalists all cast a ballot for the award, but Harris declined.
Harris is the third Sooner to win the award, joining Lee Roy Selmon in 1975 and Tony Casillas in 1985, and was the 12th finalist from the school. He had 34 tackles, nine for a loss, four sacks and 19 hurries in 13 games for the third-ranked Sooners (12-1).
"I did not really think that I was going to win this award tonight and I was speechless when I did," said Harris. "The Lombardi speaks volumes about the success of this season and that hard work pays off."
The junior defensive tackle has a tough decision, as he is considering leaving Oklahoma for next year's NFL Draft.
"It is truly a blessing to play for a school with the history of Oklahoma," Harris added. "When I looked back at past winners like Lee Roy Selmon, I knew I wanted to live in the legacy of being a Sooner gridiron great. I have accomplished that with this award tonight."