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John Outland

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 back in 1899.

In the fall of 1885, 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 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.

Dr. Outland, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001, died March 24, 1947.


 

 

 

OUTLAND TROPHY AWARD WINNERS

 

 
YEAR PLAYER, TEAM
YEAR PLAYER, TEAM
 
Received Award in Omaha     1946 GEORGE CONNOR, NOTRE DAME
Received Award in Omaha     1947 JOE STEFFY, ARMY
Received Award in Omaha     1948 BILL FISCHER, NOTRE DAME
         1949 ED BAGDON, MICHIGAN STATE
         1950 BOB GAIN, KENTUCKY
         1951 JIM WEATHERALL, OKLAHOMA
         1952 DICK MODZELEWSKI, MARYLAND
.Received Award in Omaha    1953 J D ROBERTS, OKLAHOMA
         1954 BILL BROOKS, ARKANSAS
         1955 CALVIN JONES, IOWA
         1956 JIM PARKER, OHIO STATE
         1957 ALEX KARRAS, IOWA
         1958 ZEKE SMITH, AUBURN
Received Award in Omaha      1959 MIKE MC GEE, DUKE
         1960 TOM BROWN, MINNESOTA
         1961 MERLIN OLSEN, UTAH STATE
Received Award in Omaha      1962 BOBBY BELL, MINNESOTA
         1963 SCOTT APPLETON, TEXAS
         1964 STEVE DE LONG, TENNESSEE
         1965 TOMMY NOBIS,TEXAS
Received Award in Omaha     1966 LOYD PHILLIPS, ARKANSAS
Received Award in Omaha     1967 RON YARY, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
        1968 BILL STANFILL, GEORGIA
        1969 MIKE REID, PENN STATE
        1970 JIM STILLWAGON, OHIO STATE
Received Award in Omaha     1971 LARRY JACOBSEN, NEBRASKA
Received Award in Omaha     1972 RICH GLOVER, NEBRASKA
Received Award in Omaha     1973 JOHN HICKS, OHIO STATE
        1974 RANDY WHITE, MARYLAND
Received Award in Omaha    1975 LEE ROY SELMON, OKLAHOMA
Received Award in Omaha    1976 ROSS BROWNER, NOTRE DAME
        1977 BRAD SHEARER, TEXAS
        1978 GREG ROBERTS, OKLAHOMA
Received Award in Omaha    1979 JIM RITCHER, NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Received Award in Omaha     1980 MARK MAY, PITTSBURGH
Received Award in Omaha     1981 DAVE RIMINGTON, NEBRASKA
Received Award in Omaha     1982 DAVE RIMINGTON, NEBRASKA
Received Award in Omaha     1983 DEAN STEINKUHLER,NEBRASKA
         1984 BRUCE SMITH, VIRGINIA TECH
         1985 MIKE RUTH, BOSTON COLLEGE
         1986 JASON BUCK, BRIGHAM YOUNG
Received Award in Omaha     1987 CHAD HENNINGS, AIR FORCE
         1988 TRACY ROCKER, AUBURN
         1989 MOHAMMED ELIWONIBE, BRIGHAM YOUNG
         1990 RUSSELL MARYLAND, MIAMI
         1991 STEVE EMTMAN, WASHINGTON
         1992 WILL SHIELDS, NEBRASKA
         1993 ROB WALDROP, ARIZONA
         1994 ZACH WIEGERT, NEBRASKA
         1995 JONATHON OGDEN,UCLA
         1996 ORLANDO PACE, OHIO STATE
Received Award in Omaha      1997 AARON TAYLOR, NEBRASKA
Received Award in Omaha      1998 KRIS FARRIS, UCLA
Received Award in Omaha      1999 CHRIS SAMUELS, ALABAMA
Received Award in Omaha      2000 JOHN HENDERSON, TENNESSEE
Received Award in Omaha      2001 BRYANT MCKINNIE, MIAMI
Received Award in Omaha      2002 RIEN LONG, WASHINGTON STATE
Received Award in Omaha      2003 ROBERT GALLERY, IOWA
Received Award in Omaha      2004 JAMMAL BROWN, OKLAHOMA
Received Award in Omaha      2005 GREG ESLINGER, MINNESOTA
Received Award in Omaha      2006 JOE THOMAS, WISCONSIN
Received Award in Omaha      2007 GLENN DORSEY, LSU
Received Award in Omaha      2008  ANDRE SMITH, ALABAMA
Received Award in Omaha      2009 NDAMUKONG SUH, NEBRASKA
Received Award in Omaha      2010 GABE CARIMI, WISCONSIN
Received Award in Omaha      2011 BARRETT JONES, ALABAMA
Received Award in Omaha      2012 LUKE JOECKEL, TEXAS A&M
Received Award in Omaha      2013 AARON DONALD, PITTSBURGH
Received Award in Omaha      2014 BRANDON SCHERFF, IOWA
Received Award in Omaha      2015 JOSHUA GARNETT, STANFORD
Received Award in Omaha      2016 CAM ROBINSON, ALABAMA

 

 

Received Award in Omaha Has been Presented the Prestigious Outland Award in Omaha, NE.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

More Information on Outland Trophy Award Winners

YEAR PLAYER POS 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 G 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
2010 Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin
2011 Barrett Jones OT Alabama
2012 Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
2013 Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh
2014 Brandon Scherff OT Iowa
2015 Joshua Garnett OG Stanford