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Gator OL Xavier Nixon named to Outland Trophy Watch List

xnixon.jpgFlorida junior Xavier Nixon joins 65 players on the Outland Trophy Watch List, which was announced today.

The Watch List includes only tackles, guards and centers on both sides of the ball. Only 6 defensive tackles are on the list, with the rest comprised of offensive linemen. 

The Outland Trophy winner will be chosen from three finalists who are part of the FWAA All-America Team.  Three finalists will be chosen on Nov. 21.

The Outland Trophy, presented annually since 1946, is the third oldest award in major college football. The winner of the 66th 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. 8 on ESPN.

Nixon played in 12 games in 2010, with eight starts.

[Last modified: Friday, July 8, 2011 10:55am]


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