More honors for Nebraska football players
Two Nebraska football players are on the initial Outland Trophy watch list released today. Offensive guard Spencer Long and defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler are among the 71 players on the watch list for the nation's top linemen as voted on by the Football Writers of America. Long enjoyed a breakout season in 2011, starting every game and helping Nebraska rank 15th nationally at 217.2 yards per game. He was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2011. A two-year starter for the Blackshirts, Steinkuhler started all 13 games for Nebraska in 2011, totaling 40 tackles, including a pair of sacks from his defensive tackle spot. The 6’6, 290-pounder has started 26 games for the Huskers over the past two seasons. The Outland Trophy, presented annually since 1946, is the third oldest award in major college football. The winner of the 67th Outland Trophy, named after the late John Outland, an All-America lineman at Penn and Kansas at the turn of the century, will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 6 on ESPN. The Outland Trophy presentation banquet, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee, will be held on Jan. 10, 2013, in Omaha.