For the 16th consecutive year, Omaha will present the Outland Trophy to college football’s top interior lineman. This year
Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, who has served as a protector and blocker for Heisman Trophy finalist 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 again 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 10th 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. This year's Outland Award winner will be announced in December on ESPN.
This prestigious football evening will also feature a former Outland Award Winner. This year the University of Arkansas, Loyd Phillips, the 1966 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 15th straight year will be the winners of Nebraska's football senior awards - 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.