ASU's Lawrence Guy named to 2010 Outland Trophy Watch List
The 2010 Outland Trophy Watch List has been announced by the Football Writers Association of America and Arizona State University junior defensive tackle Lawrence Guy is one of 63 student-athletes highlighted. The prestigious list gives college football fans the first glimpse at a great crop of college offensive and defensive tackles, offensive guards and centers.
The FWAA All-America Committee will select three finalists in late November and eventually the overall winner.
Guy (Las Vegas, Nevada), 6-5, 300, is a big, athletic defensive tackle who has had two outstanding seasons in a Sun Devil uniform. An excellent pass-rushing force along the defensive line, Guy causes fits for opposing offensive linemen and wreaks havoc in the backfield for quarterbacks and ball carriers. He started 11 games at defensive tackle in 2009 and played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2008, moving into the starting lineup for the final eight games. He was named to several Freshman All-America teams, including Honorable Mention All-Pac-10.
Guy has 81 tackles in two years, including 17 tackles for losses (minus 61 yards) and 6.5 quarterback sacks (minus 43 yards). He also has recovered two fumbles and caused another.
The Outland Trophy, presented annually since 1946, is the third-oldest award in major college football. The Outland Trophy is named after the late John Outland, an All-America linemen at Penn and Kansas at the turn of the century. The 2010 winner will be announced on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show on December 9.
The Outland Trophy presentation banquet, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee, will be on January 13, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska.