Greg Carr on the Maxwell Award; Tony Carter, Andre Fluellen and Myron Rolle up for Bednarik Award.
Fluellen named to Outland Trophy watch list
A pre-season All-America Honorable Mention selection by nationalchamps.com, Fluellen is rated as the fifth best tackler in the nation and is as pre-season All-ACC First Team selection by The Sporting News. The Cartersville, GA native has already been named to the preseason All-ACC First-Team by Blue Ribbon Magazine and is rated the No. 21 defensive lineman in the nation according to Rivals.com. The fifth-year senior is a team leader who will start on the defensive line for the second consecutive season. Fluellen has started 25 of the last 26 games on the defensive line. In 2006 he started 11 games at the nose guard position and two games at the defensive tackle position. He enters the 2007 season with 16.5 tackles for minus yardage – the ninth highest career total in school history. Fluellen is coming off a dominant spring where he was named as the Most Valuable Defensive player and earned the prestigious Hinesman Award as the Most Dominant player as awarded by the coaching staff.
The 2007 Outland Trophy announcement will be on Dec. 6 in Orlando, Fla., on the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show. The Outland Trophy presentation banquet, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee, will be in January 2008 in Omaha, Neb.
The Outland Trophy is named after the late John Outland, a lineman at Pennsylvania at the turn of the century. Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas won the 2006 Outland Trophy.
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