For the 17th consecutive year, Omaha will present the Outland Trophy to college football’s top interior lineman. Last year
Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, who served as a protector and blocker for Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, was named the 67th winner of the Outland Trophy on Thursday night. Joeckel beat out Alabama center Barrett Jones, the 2011 Outland Trophy winner as an offensive tackle, and North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper, for the third-oldest award in major college football. Back to Emcee the Outland Trophy Award Dinner is Greg Sharpe (the voice of the Huskers). The Outland Trophy Award Dinner will be held Thursday, January 9th at 7:00 pm at the Downtown DoubleTree Hotel, 16th & Dodge Streets.
The Outland Trophy, which has been awarded annually by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) since 1946, is named after the late John Outland, a lineman at Pennsylvania at the turn of the century. The Football Writers have announced the 3 Finalist. From Pittsburgh University defensive tackle - Aaron Donald, Baylor University offensive guard - Cyril Richardson, and from Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews.
This prestigious football evening will also feature a former Outland Award Winner. This year North Carolina State's, Jim Ritcher, the 1979 Outland Award Winner. Downtown Rotary is sponsoring this Outland Trophy. From 1946 through 1989, the Outland winner was presented a plaque and not the authentic Outland Trophy.
Also appearing at the dinner for the 16th straight year will be the winners of Nebraska's football senior awards, Last year Award winners were - the Novak Trophy - Sean Fisher, the Chamberlin Trophy - Rex Burkhead and the Cletus Fischer Native Son - Baker Steinkuhler.
Tickets for this Event are on Sale and can be Reserved by calling 402.346-8003.