On Thursday Oklahoma senior offensive tackle Orlando Brown was named as one of the six semifinalists for the 2017 Outland Trophy. Joining him are Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson, Western Michigan offensive tackle Chukwuma Okorafor, Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver and Ohio State center Billy Price.
Brown, A team captain, has been a mainstay on the offensive line which has laid the foundation for an attack that leads the FBS in total offense (600.7 yards per game). Oklahoma leads the nation in passing offense (388.8 yards) and are fourth in the country in scoring, at 44.3 points per game. Orlando Brown was a second-team FWAA All-American last season and has started in all 36 games at left tackle since the beginning of the 2015 season.
The field for the Outland Trophy, which is awarded to the best interior lineman in college football on offense or defense, will be reduced to three in the next week. Those finalists will be announced at 6:30 p.m. ET on Tues., Nov. 21, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Nomination Special on ESPNU. The winner of the 72nd Outland Trophy will be revealed on Thurs., Dec. 7, on ESPN during The Home Depot College Football Awards from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.