October 1, 1993 |
A quarter of a ton. Five-hundred pounds. Rob Waldrop can lie on a weight-training bench and shove that much iron up over his body. The Arizona nose guard, the powerful engine driving the relentless Wildcat defense that USC faces Saturday in Tucson, has not only taken his game to the next level, he has taken it to areas largely unexplored in college football.
November 5, 1993 |
Sam Adams of Texas A&M, Derrick Brooks of Florida State, Aaron Taylor of Notre Dame and Rob Waldrop of Arizona were named finalists for the Lombardi Award as the nation's top college lineman. The winner will be announced Dec. 2.
November 12, 1992 |
The highly regarded Arizona defense, which will test USC on Saturday at the Coliseum, is led by nose guard Rob Waldrop, a 6-foot-2, 274-pound junior from Phoenix who is third in the Pacific 10 Conference with 19 tackles for losses. "He's as good a defensive lineman as I've seen in the country, and I think the people who have played against us would agree," Arizona Coach Dick Tomey said. "If there's an All-American in the defensive line anyplace, I think it's him. He's just done a tremendous job.
December 3, 1993 |
Notre Dame offensive tackle Aaron Taylor, accustomed to beating defensive linemen, did it again Thursday night by winning the Lombardi Award as the nation's top college lineman. He beat out three defensive players--nose guards Sam Adams of Texas A&M and Rob Waldrop of Arizona and linebacker Derrick Brooks of Florida State. "It's a tremendous honor to be voted the best over all these people," Taylor said. "I'm excited, but any one of us could have won it. I'm just fortunate that I did."
September 1, 2009 |
Back when the "Desert Swarm" defense was terrorizing college football, burying quarterbacks under a torrent of blitzes, Matt Barkley was still in kindergarten learning his ABCs. On Saturday afternoon, Barkley could get a history lesson. That's because the USC quarterback will face a San Jose State team coached by Dick Tomey, the man behind Arizona's famed defense of the 1990s. It appears that, after all these years, not much has changed with Tomey. "If you've ever watched us play," he says of his current team, "you know that we get off the bus pressuring the quarterback."
December 11, 1993 |
Nose guard Rob Waldrop of Arizona, quarterback Charlie Ward of Florida State and cornerback Antonio Langham of Alabama were honored during the College Football Awards show at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Friday. Waldrop won the Outland Trophy as the outstanding interior lineman, Ward the Davey O'Brien Award as the top quarterback, and Langham the Jim Thorpe Award as the outstanding defensive back.