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Eric Vander Voort | | July 10, 2015

Outland Trophy watch list announced

Eighty-one players have been named to the Outland Trophy preseason watch list for the 2015 season, announced on Friday by the Football Writers Association of America.

The year's will be the 70th Outland Trophy to be awarded, as it dates back to 1946. Interior linemen on offense or defense are eligible to win, ends are not. Is named after Penn legend John Outland, an All-American tackle in 1897.

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Four conferences have at least 10 representatives on the list: SEC (16), Pac-12 (13), Big 12 (11) and Big Ten (11). The list will be trimmed to semifinalists on Nov. 19, and three finalists five days later. For the first time, the Outland Trophy will be awarded at the Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 10 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

Brandon Scherff, an offensive tackle from Iowa, won the 2014 Outland Trophy.

Vadal Alexander, LSU, G Nick Martin, Notre Dame, C
Jack Allen, Michigan State, C Ryker Mathews, BYU, OT
Adrian Bellard, Texas State, OT Kyle Murphy, Stanford, OT
Andrew Billings, Baylor, DT Andrew Ness, Northern Illinois, C
Beau Blackshear, Baylor, DT Thomas Niles, Central Florida, DT
Austin Blythe, Iowa, C Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss, DT
Evan Boehm, Missouri, C Tyler Orlosky, West Virginia, C
J.T. Boyd, East Carolina, C Joe Ostman, Central Michigan, DT
Jake Brendel, UCLA, C Davion Pierson, TCU, DT
Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech Greg Pyke, Georgia, G
Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech, OT Jarran Reed, Alabama, DT
Kenny Clark, UCLA, DT Andrew Reue, Rice, G
Maliek Collins, Nebraska, DT Hassan Ridgeway, Texas, DT
Jack Conklin, Michigan State, OT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama, DT
Austin Corbett, Nevada, OT Cam Robinson, Alabama, OT
Joe Dahl, Washington State, OT Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State, G
Ty Darlington, Oklahoma, C Brandon Shell, South Carolina, OT
Sheldon Day, Notre Dame, DT Matt Skura, Duke, C
Taylor Decker, Ohio State, OT Matt Sparks, UMass, C
Spencer Drango, Baylor, OT Garrett Stafford, Tulsa, OT
Parker Ehinger, Cincinnati, G Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame, OT
Pat Elflein, Ohio State, G Freddie Tagaloa, Arizona, OT
Dan Feeney, Indiana, G Chris Taylor, Tulane, G
Joshua Garnett, Stanford, G Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech, G
Adam Gotsis, Georgia Tech, DT Sebastian Tretola, Arkansas, G
Darius Hamilton, Rutgers, DT Max Tuerk, USC, C
Ike Harris, East Carolina, OT Travis Tuiloma, BYU, DT
Marcus Henry, Boise State, C Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss, OT
Joey Hunt, TCU, C Landon Turner, North Carolina, G
Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M, OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai, TCU, OT
Roderick Johnson, Florida State, OT Clint Van Horn, Marshall, OT
Gerrand Johnson, Louisiana-Monroe, DT Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA, DT
Tyler Johnstone, Oregon, OT Dan Voltz, Wisconsin, C
Chris Jones, Mississippi State, DT Adolphus Washington, Ohio State, DT
Ryan Kelly, Alabama, C Christian Westerman, Arizona State, G
Nick Kelly, Arizona State, C Cody Whitehair, Kansas State, OT
Denver Kirkland, Arkansas, OT Antwaun Woods, USC, DT
Alex Kozan, Auburn, G Connor Wujciak, Boston College, DT
Jimmy Kristof, Western Michigan, G Avery Young, Auburn, OT
Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech, DT Anthony Zettel, Penn State, DT
Corey Marshall, Virginia Tech, DT  
By conference: SEC 16, Pac-12 13, Big 12 11, Big Ten 11, ACC 8, American Athletic 6, Independents 5, Mid-American 4, Mountain West 3, Conference USA 3 and Sun Belt 2.
By position: Offensive Tackles 24, Offensive Guards 15, Centers 17, Defensive Tackles 25.
Tackles, guards and centers are eligible for consideration
Candidates may be added or removed during the season

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