Alabama linemen on Outland Trophy Watch List

Barrett Jones could pull off back-to-back wins

The Outland Trophy Watch List was released Thursday morning and four Bama linemen have made the cut, in last year's recipient Barrett Jones, D.J. Fluker, Jesse Williams and Chance Warmack.

Thursday morning, the Football Writers Association of America released its 2012 Outland Trophy Watch List.

Alabama senior center Barrett Jones, who won the award last year, headlines a group of 71 interior linemen.

Jones, who stands at 6-foot-5, 302 lbs., has switched from offensive tackle to center this year, and could very well become just the second player ever to win back-to-back Outland Trophies. Nebraska center Dave Rimington is the lone player to have pulled off the double in 1981-82.

The Outland Trophy finalists will be announced on Nov. 19 and the winner will be named at The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 6 on ESPN.

Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, guard Chance Warmack and defensive tackle Jesse Williams are also on the watch list.

The SEC leads this category in candidates with 19 linemen. The Big Ten follows with 12.

Below is the list of candidates:

OT Oday Aboushi, Virginia

G Alvin Bailey, Arkansas

OT David Bakhtiari, Colorado

G Chris Barker, Nevada

C Mario Benavides, Louisville

DT Josh Boyd, Mississippi State

C Braxston Cave, Notre Dame

G Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina

DT Everett Dawkins, Florida State

DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

OT Chris Faulk, LSU

C James Ferentz, Iowa

DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida

OT D.J. Fluker, Alabama

G Blaize Foltz, TCU

C Travis Frederick, Wisconsin

C Dalton Freeman, Clemson

G Theo Goins, UCF

C Ben Habern, Oklahoma

DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State

G Braden Hansen, BYU

OT Caylin Hauptmann, FIU

DT Jordan Hill, Penn State

C Khaled Holmes, USC

OT Alex Hurst, LSU

OT James Hurst, North Carolina

G Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

G Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State

DT John Jenkins, Georgia

DT Timmy Jernigan, Florida State

OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

C T.J. Johnson, South Carolina

OT Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt

C Barrett Jones, Alabama

G Joe Kellogg, Boise State

C Tyler Larsen, Utah State

OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan

DT Bennie Logan, LSU

G Spencer Long, Nebraska

DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame

OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

G Chris McDonald, Michigan State

C Andrew Miller, Virginia Tech

OT Morgan Moses, Virginia

DT Roosevelt Nix, Kent State

C Graham Pocic, Illinois

OT Mark Popek, USF

OT Justin Pugh, Syracuse

G Cyril Richardson, Baylor

C Weston Richburg, Colorado State

DT Kawann Short, Purdue

DT Akeem Spence, Illinois

DT Baker Steinkuhler, Nebraska

OT Matt Summers-Gavin, California

C Travis Swanson, Arkansas

G Lane Taylor, Oklahoma State

G Dallas Thomas, Tennessee

DT Aaron Tipoti, California

G Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech

DT Joe Vellano, Maryland

OT LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech

OT Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin

G Mason Walters, Texas

G Larry Warford, Kentucky

G Chance Warmack, Alabama

C Stephen Warner, Louisiana Tech

DT Jesse Williams, Alabama

DT Sylvester Williams, North Carolina

G David Yankey, Stanford

G Carson York, Oregon


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