Ole Miss senior offensive tackle Bradley Sowell was named to the 2011 Outland Trophy Watch List this morning. The award, given annually to the best interior lineman, is selected each year by members of the Football Writers Association of America. Sowell is one of 11 players from the Southeastern Conference who was named to the preseason watch list and one of 65 total from around the country.
Joining Sowell on the list from the SEC includes Florida’s Xavier Nixon and Jaye Howard, Alabama’s William Vlachos and Barrett Jones, Georgia’s Ben Jones and Cordy Glenn, Tennessee’s Malik Jackson, South Carolina’s T.J. Johnson and Rokevious Watkins and Kentucky’s Larry Warford. The Outland Trophy is the third oldest award in major college football and will be announced on Dec. 8 at The Home Depot College Football Awards. (July 8, 2011, Page 6A)