UPI Lineman of the Year
Awarded forthe college football lineman of the year
Presented byUnited Press International
CountryUnited States
First awarded1950
Last awarded1996

The United Press International college football lineman of the year award was among the first and most recognized college football awards. With the demise of UPI in 1997 the award was discontinued. Offensive and defensive linemen were eligible, including offensive ends, with one, Howard Twilley, winning in 1965. Tommy Nobis was the runner-up that season. Unlike the Lombardi and Outland Trophies, it was never affiliated with a civic organization or named after a player (like the Ted Hendricks or Doak Walker Awards). Like all UPI college awards at the time, it was based on the votes of NCAA coaches. Ross Browner of Notre Dame was the only two-time winner.

Yearly winners Edit

1950—Les Richter, California
1951—Bill McColl, Stanford
1952—Tom Catlin, Oklahoma
1953—J.D. Roberts, Oklahoma
1954Jack Ellena, UCLA
1955—Bob Pellegrini, Maryland
1956—Jerry Tubbs, Oklahoma
1957Alex Karras, Iowa
1958—Bob Harrison, Oklahoma
1959—Roger Davis, Syracuse
1960—Tom Brown, Minnesota
1961—Joe Romig, Colorado
1962Bobby Bell, Minnesota
1963Scott Appleton, Texas
1964Dick Butkus, Illinois
1965Howard Twilley, Tulsa
1966Bubba Smith, Michigan State
1967Granville Liggins, Oklahoma
1968Ted Hendricks, Miami, (Fl)
1969Mike McCoy, Notre Dame
1970Jim Stillwagon, Ohio State
1971Walt Patulski, Notre Dame
1972Rich Glover, Nebraska
1973John Hicks, Ohio State
1974Randy White, Maryland
1975Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma
1976—Ross Browner, Notre Dame
1977Ross Browner, Notre Dame
1978—Greg Roberts, Oklahoma
1979—Brad Budde, USC
1980Hugh Green, Pittsburgh
1981Kenneth Sims, Texas
1982Dave Rimington, Nebraska
1983Dean Steinkuhler, Nebraska
1984Bill Fralic, Pittsburgh
1985Tony Casillas, Oklahoma
1986Jerome Brown, Miami (Fl)
1987Chad Hennings, Air Force
1989Chris Zorich, Notre Dame
1990Russell Maryland, Miami (Fl)
1991Steve Emtman, Washington
1992Eric Curry, Alabama
1993Rob Waldrop, Arizona
1994Zach Wiegert, Nebraska
1995Jonathan Ogden, UCLA
1996Orlando Pace, Ohio State
Source: United Press International

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