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Outland Trophy
Awarded for the best United States college football interior lineman
Presented by Football Writers Association of America
Country United States
First awarded 1946
Currently held by Ndamukong Suh
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The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best United States college football interior lineman by the Football Writers Association of America. It is named after John H. Outland. Outland was one of only a few players in history ever to be named All-America at two positions, John Outland garnered consensus All-America honors in 1898 at tackle and consensus All-America honors at halfback in 1899.

In the fall of 1895, John Outland entered the University of Kansas never having played football in his life, but while watching practice one afternoon, he was seen by the varsity captain, who induced him to put on a uniform. Three days later, he was playing on the varsity team. After a 6-1 season, he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania where he found his home. From 1897-1899, Outland and Hall of Fame teammate Truxton Hare led Penn to a 35-4-3 record. Outland obtained his medical degree and was a surgeon during World War I, rising to the rank of major. He tried his hand at coaching at Franklin & Marshall College in 1900, Kansas in 1901, and Washburn 1904-05.

Outland had always contended that football tackles and guards deserved greater recognition and conceived the Outland Trophy as a means of providing this recognition. Today, the Outland Trophy is recognized as one of the nation's most prestigious awards, given to the nation's most outstanding interior lineman.



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

Trophies won by school

School Winners
Nebraska 9
Oklahoma 5
Ohio State 4
Iowa 3
Minnesota 3
Notre Dame 3
Texas 3

See also

External links

College football awards
BEST PLAYER awards: Heisman Memorial Trophy (1935) • Maxwell Award (1937) • SN Player of the Year (1942) • Chic Harley Award (1955) •
Walter Camp Award (1967) • AP Player of the Year (1998) • Archie Griffin Award (1999)
Bill Willis Trophy (defensive lineman)
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Defenseman)
Chuck Bednarik Award (Defenseman)
Dave Rimington Trophy (Center)
Davey O'Brien Award (Quarterback)
Dick Butkus Award (Linebacker)
Doak Walker Award (Running back)
Fred Biletnikoff Award (Wide receiver)
Freshman of the Year
Jack Lambert Trophy (linebacker)
Jack Tatum Trophy (defensive back)
Jim Brown Trophy (running back)
Jim Parker Trophy (offensive lineman)
Jim Thorpe Award (Defensive back)
College Football Performance Awards (Various positions)
John Mackey Award (Tight end)
Johnny Unitas Award (Senior quarterback)
Lombardi Award (Lineman/linebacker)
Lott Trophy (Defenseman)
Lou Groza Award (Placekicker)
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award (Student-athlete)
Manning Award (Quarterback)
Outland Trophy (Interior lineman)
Paul Warfield Trophy (wide receiver)
Quarterback of the Year
Ray Guy Award (Punter)
Sammy Baugh Trophy (Quarterback)
Ted Hendricks Award (Defensive end)
Tight End of the Year
William V. Campbell Trophy (Student-athlete)
Wuerffel Trophy (Humanitarian-athlete)
COACHING: AFCA Coach of the Year (1935) • Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1957) • SN Coach of the Year (1963) • Walter Camp Coach of the Year (1967) •
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year (1976) • Woody Hayes Trophy (1977) • Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year (1986) •
George Munger Award (1989) • Home Depot Coach of the Year (1994) • AP Coach of the Year (1998) • Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award (2006) •
Broyles Assistant Coach of the YearAFCA Assistant Coach of the Year
DIVISION I FCS awards: Walter Payton Award (Div. I FCS offensive player) • Buck Buchanan Award (Div. I FCS defenseman)
Eddie Robinson Award (Div. I FCS coach)
CONFERENCE awards: Big 12 awardsBig East awardsBig Ten awards (MVP) • MAC awardsPac-10 awardsSEC awards
OTHER DIVISIONS / ASSOCIATIONS: Harlon Hill Trophy (Div. II) • Gagliardi Trophy (Div. III) • Melberger Award (Div. III) • Rawlings Award (NAIA)
MOST INSPIRATIONAL individual or team: Disney's Wide World of Sports Spirit Award
HALL OF FAME: College Football Hall of Fame


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