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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
First award1946
Most recentQuinnen Williams, Alabama



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

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  1. ^ a b "Lineman Award To Irish Tackle". Albuquerque Journal. Associated Press. December 8, 1946. p. 9. Retrieved April 12, 2017 – via
  2. ^ "College football: 2016 Outland Trophy watch list announced". 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
  4. ^ "Iowa OT Brandon Scherff wins Outland Trophy". Sports Illustrated. Associated Press. December 11, 2014. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "Stanford's Joshua Garnett wins Outland Trophy". San Francisco Chronicle. December 11, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  6. ^ "Alabama's Cam Robinson wins Outland Trophy". USA Today. Associated Press. December 8, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "UH's Ed Oliver wins Outland Trophy". Houston Chronicle. December 7, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.

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