Houston's Ed Oliver is the first sophomore to win the Outland Trophy
Thu., Dec. 7: Houston sophomore defensive tackle Ed Oliver was named the recipient of the 72nd Outland Trophy on Thursday night during The Home Depot College Football Awards from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The Houston native claimed the trophy that goes to the top interior lineman in college football, as chosen by the Football Writers Association of America. Oliver is the first Houston player to receive the Outland Trophy, as well as the first sophomore to win the award since its inception in 1946. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound tackle was chosen over finalists Quenton Nelson, a senior offensive guard at Notre Dame, and Oklahoma junior offensive tackle Orlando Brown.
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