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The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best college football interior lineman in the United States as adjudged by the Football Writers Association of America. It is named after John H. Outland. One of only a few players ever to be named an All-American at two positions, Outland garnered consensus All-America honors in 1898 as a tackle and consensus honors as a halfback in 1899. Outland had always contended that football tackles and guards deserved greater recognition and conceived the Outland Trophy as a means of providing this recognition.[1] In 1988, Jim Ridlon was commissioned to design and sculpt the Outland Trophy. A member of the National College Football Awards Association, the award has become one of college football's most prestigious.[2]

Outland Trophy
Given forBest interior lineman in college football
CountryUnited States
Presented byFootball Writers Association of America
History
First award1946
Most recentPenei Sewell, Oregon (2019)
Websitesportswriters.net

WinnersEdit

 
2010 winner Gabe Carimi
Year Player School Position Ref.
1946 George Connor Notre Dame T [1]
1947 Joe Steffy Army G [3]
1948 Bill Fischer Notre Dame (2) G
1949 Ed Bagdon Michigan State G
1950 Bob Gain Kentucky T
1951 Jim Weatherall Oklahoma T
1952 Dick Modzelewski Maryland T
1953 J. D. Roberts Oklahoma (2) G
1954 Bud Brooks Arkansas G
1955 Cal Jones Iowa G
1956 Jim Parker Ohio State G
1957 Alex Karras Iowa (2) T
1958 Zeke Smith Auburn G
1959 Mike McGee Duke T
1960 Tom Brown Minnesota G
1961 Merlin Olsen Utah State T
1962 Bobby Bell Minnesota (2) T
1963 Scott Appleton Texas T
1964 Steve DeLong Tennessee T
1965 Tommy Nobis Texas (2) G
1966 Loyd Phillips Arkansas (2) DT
1967 Ron Yary USC OT
1968 Bill Stanfill Georgia DT
1969 Mike Reid Penn State DT
1970 Jim Stillwagon Ohio State (2) NT
1971 Larry Jacobson Nebraska DT
1972 Rich Glover Nebraska (2) NT
1973 John Hicks Ohio State (3) OT
1974 Randy White Maryland (2) DT
1975 Lee Roy Selmon Oklahoma (3) DT
1976 Ross Browner Notre Dame (3) DE
1977 Brad Shearer Texas (3) DT
1978 Greg Roberts Oklahoma (4) C/G
1979 Jim Ritcher North Carolina State C
1980 Mark May Pittsburgh OT
1981 Dave Rimington Nebraska (3) C
1982 Dave Rimington (2) Nebraska (4) C
1983 Dean Steinkuhler Nebraska (5) G
1984 Bruce Smith Virginia Tech DT
1985 Mike Ruth Boston College NT
1986 Jason Buck BYU DT
1987 Chad Hennings Air Force DT
1988 Tracy Rocker Auburn (2) DT
1989 Mohammed Elewonibi BYU (2) G
1990 Russell Maryland Miami (FL) NT
1991 Steve Emtman Washington DT
1992 Will Shields Nebraska (6) G
1993 Rob Waldrop Arizona NT
1994 Zach Wiegert Nebraska (7) OT
1995 Jonathan Ogden UCLA OT
1996 Orlando Pace Ohio State (4) OT
1997 Aaron Taylor Nebraska (8) G
1998 Kris Farris UCLA (2) OT
1999 Chris Samuels Alabama OT
2000 John Henderson Tennessee (2) DT
2001 Bryant McKinnie Miami (FL) (2) OT
2002 Rien Long Washington State DT
2003 Robert Gallery Iowa (3) OT [4]
2004 Jammal Brown Oklahoma (5) OT
2005 Greg Eslinger Minnesota (3) C
2006 Joe Thomas Wisconsin OT
2007 Glenn Dorsey LSU DT
2008 Andre Smith Alabama (2) OT
2009 Ndamukong Suh Nebraska (9) DT [5]
2010 Gabe Carimi Wisconsin (2) OT
2011 Barrett Jones Alabama (3) OT
2012 Luke Joeckel Texas A&M OT
2013 Aaron Donald Pittsburgh (2) DT
2014 Brandon Scherff Iowa (4) OT [6]
2015 Joshua Garnett Stanford G [7]
2016 Cam Robinson Alabama (4) OT [8]
2017 Ed Oliver Houston DT [9]
2018 Quinnen Williams Alabama (5) DT [10]
2019 Penei Sewell Oregon OT [11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lineman Award To Irish Tackle". Albuquerque Journal. Associated Press. December 8, 1946. p. 9. Retrieved April 12, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "College football: 2016 Outland Trophy watch list announced". NCAA.com. July 8, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "Army's Joe Steffy Chosen For Outland Trophy". Lead Daily Call. United Press. December 9, 1947. p. 2. Retrieved April 12, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Iowa's Gallery Wins Outland Trophy". University of Iowa Athletic Department. December 11, 2003. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Suh wins Outland, Bednarik awards". Lincoln Journal Star. December 10, 2009. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Iowa OT Brandon Scherff wins Outland Trophy". Sports Illustrated. Associated Press. December 11, 2014. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "Stanford's Joshua Garnett wins Outland Trophy". San Francisco Chronicle. December 11, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "Alabama's Cam Robinson wins Outland Trophy". USA Today. Associated Press. December 8, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  9. ^ "UH's Ed Oliver wins Outland Trophy". Houston Chronicle. December 7, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "Quinnen Williams wins Outland Trophy, but not Bednarik". al. December 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Oregonian/OregonLive, James Crepea | The (December 13, 2019). "Oregon Ducks OL Penei Sewell wins Outland Trophy". oregonlive.

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