List of Outland Trophy Winners by Year

The Outland Trophy honors the best interior lineman in college football, from offense or defense, and we've got the winners listed by year for you.

Created by John H. Outland to honor players who he deemed deserving of greater recognition, the Outland Trophy is given annually to the best interior lineman in college football. Outland Trophy winners can come from either side of the ball, and the trophy is awarded by the Football Writers Association of America.

A full list of Outland Trophy winners listed by year is below.

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Outland Trophy Winners Listed by Year

  • 2023 – T’Vondre Sweat, Texas
  • 2022 – Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, Michigan
  • 2021 – Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
  • 2020 – Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
  • 2019 – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
  • 2018 – Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
  • 2017 – Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
  • 2016 – Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
  • 2015 – Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford
  • 2014 – Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
  • 2013 – Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
  • 2012 – Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
  • 2011 – Barrett Jones, OT, Alabama
  • 2010 – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
  • 2009 – Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
  • 2008 – Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
  • 2007 – Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
  • 2006 – Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin
  • 2005 – Greg Eslinger, C, Minnesota
  • 2004 – Jammal Brown, OT, Oklahoma
  • 2003 – Robert Gallery, OT, Iowa
  • 2002 – Rien Long, DT, Washington State
  • 2001 – Bryant McKinnie, OT, Miami (FL)
  • 2000 – John Henderson, DT, Tennessee
  • 1999 – Chris Samuels, OT, Alabama
  • 1998 – Kris Farris, OT, UCLA
  • 1997 – Aaron Taylor, G, Nebraska
  • 1996 – Orlando Pace, OT, Ohio State
  • 1995 – Jonathan Ogden, OT, UCLA
  • 1994 – Zach Wiegert, OT, Nebraska
  • 1993 – Rob Waldrop, NT, Arizona
  • 1992 – Will Shields, G, Nebraska
  • 1991 – Steve Emtman, DT, Washington
  • 1990 – Russell Maryland, NT, Miami (FL)
  • 1989 – Mohammed Elewonibi, G, BYU
  • 1988 – Tracy Rocker, DT, Auburn
  • 1987 – Chad Hennings, DT, Air Force
  • 1986 – Jason Buck, DT, BYU
  • 1985 – Mike Ruth, NT, Boston College
  • 1984 – Bruce Smith, DT, Virginia Tech
  • 1983 – Dean Steinkuhler, G, Nebraska
  • 1982 – Dave Rimington, C, Nebraska
  • 1981 – Dave Rimington, C, Nebraska
  • 1980 – Mark May, OT, Pittsburgh
  • 1979 – Jim Ritcher, C, NC State
  • 1978 – Greg Roberts, C/G, Oklahoma
  • 1977 – Brad Shearer, DT, Texas
  • 1976 – Ross Browner, DE, Notre Dame
  • 1975 – Lee Roy Selmon, DT, Oklahoma
  • 1974 – Randy White, DT, Maryland
  • 1973 – John Hicks, OT, Ohio State
  • 1972 – Rich Glover, NT, Nebraska
  • 1971 – Larry Jacobson, DT, Nebraska
  • 1970 – Jim Stillwagon, NT, Ohio State
  • 1969 – Mike Reid, DT, Penn State
  • 1968 – Bill Stanfill, DT, Georgia
  • 1967 – Ron Yary, OT, USC
  • 1966 – Loyd Phillips, DT, Arkansas
  • 1965 – Tommy Nobis, G, Texas
  • 1964 – Steve DeLong, DT, Tennessee
  • 1963 – Scott Appleton, DT, Texas
  • 1962 – Bobby Bell, DT, Minnesota
  • 1961 – Merlin Olsen, DT, Utah State
  • 1960 – Tom Brown, G, Minnesota
  • 1959 – Mike McGee, OT, Duke
  • 1958 – Zeke Smith, G, Auburn
  • 1957 – Alex Karras, DT, Iowa
  • 1956 – Jim Parker, G, Ohio State
  • 1955 – Cal Jones, G, Iowa
  • 1954 – Bud Brooks, G, Arkansas
  • 1953 – J.D. Roberts, G, Oklahoma
  • 1952 – Dick Modzelewski, DT, Maryland
  • 1951 – Jim Weatherall, DT, Oklahoma
  • 1950 – Bob Gain, OT/DT, Kentucky
  • 1949 – Ed Bagdon, G, Michigan State
  • 1948 – Bill Fischer, G, Notre Dame
  • 1947 – Joe Steffy, G, Army
  • 1946 – George Connor, OT, Notre Dame

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