(Neb.)- Gates Named To Outland Watch List
(Lincoln)- Nebraska Junior offensive tackle Nick Gates was named to the 2017 Outland Trophy Watch List Watch List on Thursday.
Gates, a 6-foot-6, 295-pound offensive tackle from Las Vegas, Nev., has anchored the Husker offensive line at tackle the past two seasons. Gates started all 13 games last year, when the Huskers lead the Big Ten in fewest sacks allowed with 15. As a redshirt freshman, Gates started all 10 games he played in 2015, earning a spot on BTN’s All-Bowl Team for his effort against UCLA. He was also named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team by ESPN.com and BTN.com.
A total of 81 players are on the initial Outland Trophy Watch list, which is presented to the top interior lineman in college football. Gates is one of 11 Big Ten players on the initial list, as the 11 Big Ten honorees tie for second among all conferences.
Eight Husker players have combined for a nation-leading nine Outland Trophies over the years, including two-time winner Dave Rimington. Ndamukong Suh was the Huskers’ most recent Outland winner, bringing home the trophy in 2009.
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