|Awarded for||Best interior lineman in college football|
|Presented by||Football Writers Association of America|
|Most recent||Alex Leatherwood, Alabama|
The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best college football interior lineman in the United States as adjudged by the Football Writers Association of America. It is named after John H. Outland. One of only a few players ever to be named an All-American at two positions, Outland garnered consensus All-America honors in 1898 as a tackle and consensus honors as a halfback in 1899. Outland had always contended that football tackles and guards deserved greater recognition and conceived the Outland Trophy as a means of providing this recognition.In 1988, Jim Ridlon was commissioned to design and sculpt the Outland Trophy. A member of the National College Football Awards Association, the award has become one of college football's most prestigious.
|1946||George Connor||Notre Dame||T|
|1948||Bill Fischer||Notre Dame (2)||G|
|1949||Ed Bagdon||Michigan State||G|
|1953||J. D. Roberts||Oklahoma (2)||G|
|1956||Jim Parker||Ohio State||G|
|1957||Alex Karras||Iowa (2)||T|
|1961||Merlin Olsen||Utah State||T|
|1962||Bobby Bell||Minnesota (2)||T|
|1965||Tommy Nobis||Texas (2)||G|
|1966||Loyd Phillips||Arkansas (2)||DT|
|1969||Mike Reid||Penn State||DT|
|1970||Jim Stillwagon||Ohio State (2)||NT|
|1972||Rich Glover||Nebraska (2)||NT|
|1973||John Hicks||Ohio State (3)||T|
|1974||Randy White||Maryland (2)||DT|
|1975||Lee Roy Selmon||Oklahoma (3)||DT|
|1976||Ross Browner||Notre Dame (3)||DE|
|1977||Brad Shearer||Texas (3)||DT|
|1978||Greg Roberts||Oklahoma (4)||C/G|
|1979||Jim Ritcher||North Carolina State||C|
|1981||Dave Rimington||Nebraska (3)||C|
|1982||Dave Rimington (2)||Nebraska (4)||C|
|1983||Dean Steinkuhler||Nebraska (5)||G|
|1984||Bruce Smith||Virginia Tech||DT|
|1985||Mike Ruth||Boston College||NT|
|1987||Chad Hennings||Air Force||DT|
|1988||Tracy Rocker||Auburn (2)||DT|
|1989||Mohammed Elewonibi||BYU (2)||G|
|1990||Russell Maryland||Miami (FL)||NT|
|1992||Will Shields||Nebraska (6)||G|
|1994||Zach Wiegert||Nebraska (7)||T|
|1996||Orlando Pace||Ohio State (4)||T|
|1997||Aaron Taylor||Nebraska (8)||G|
|1998||Kris Farris||UCLA (2)||T|
|2000||John Henderson||Tennessee (2)||DT|
|2001||Bryant McKinnie||Miami (FL) (2)||T|
|2002||Rien Long||Washington State||DT|
|2003||Robert Gallery||Iowa (3)||T|
|2004||Jammal Brown||Oklahoma (5)||T|
|2005||Greg Eslinger||Minnesota (3)||C|
|2008||Andre Smith||Alabama (2)||T|
|2009||Ndamukong Suh||Nebraska (9)||DT|
|2010||Gabe Carimi||Wisconsin (2)||T|
|2011||Barrett Jones||Alabama (3)||T|
|2012||Luke Joeckel||Texas A&M||T|
|2013||Aaron Donald||Pittsburgh (2)||DT|
|2014||Brandon Scherff||Iowa (4)||T|
|2016||Cam Robinson||Alabama (4)||T|
|2018||Quinnen Williams||Alabama (5)||DT|
|2020||Alex Leatherwood||Alabama (6)||T|
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