Outland Trophy
Awarded forThe best United States college football interior lineman
Presented byFootball Writers Association of America
CountryUnited States
First awarded1946
Currently held byBarrett Jones

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. One of only a few players ever to be named All-America at two positions, Outland garnered consensus All-America honors in 1898 at tackle and consensus All-America honors at halfback in 1899. The past four winners are Barrett Jones (2011), Gabe Carimi (2010), Ndamukong Suh (2009; drafted 2nd overall), and Andre Smith (2008; drafted 6th overall).[1][2]

In the fall of 1895, John Outland entered the University of Kansas. He had previously played football for two seasons and had been team captain at William Penn in Iowa.[3] While watching practice one afternoon at Kansas, 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 1897–99, 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.

In 1988 Jim Ridlon was commissioned to design and sculpt the Outland Trophy, which has become one of college football's most prestigious awards.


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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 (FL)
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 (FL)
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
2010 Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin
2011 Barrett Jones OT Alabama

Trophies won by school Edit

School Winners
Nebraska 9
Oklahoma 5
Ohio State 4
Alabama 3
Iowa 3
Minnesota 3
Notre Dame 3
Texas 3
Auburn 2
Tennessee 2
Wisconsin 2

|Arkansas || 2 |}

See also Edit


  1. "Outland Trophy". Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  2. "FWAA > Awards > Outland Trophy > NFL Draft History". Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  3. Statesmen Athletics Athletic Hall of Fame-John Outland

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