Aboushi Named to the 2012 Outland Trophy Watch List
July 12, 2012
Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia senior offensive tackle Oday Aboushi has been named to the prestigious 2012 Outland Trophy Watch List, an award that goes to the best interior lineman in college football, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). Aboushi joins Morgan Moses as the first Cavaliers to be named to the Outland Trophy Watch List since offensive tackle Eugene Monroe prior to the 2008 campaign.Aboushi (Brooklyn, N.Y.) has started the last 25 games for the Cavaliers and was an All-ACC second-team performer in 2011, becoming the first UVa offensive tackle since Monroe to make the all-league squad. The senior captain enters 2012 as a preseason All-American courtesy of Athlon Sports.
The Outland Trophy winner is chosen from three finalists who are part of the FWAA All-America team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the entire membership, selects the 25-man team and eventually the three Outland finalists to be named on Nov. 19. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner.
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, Neb.