Jones named to Outland Trophy watch list

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Mississippi State junior defensive tackle Chris Jones was placed on the watch list for the Outland Trophy on Friday.

The Outland Trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s top interior lineman. A total of 81 players were selected to the watch list including 16 from the Southeastern Conference.

Jones appeared in all 13 games for the Bulldogs last season. The 6-foot-6, 308-pounder from Houston, finished with 26 tackles including 3.5 for loss, three sacks, two pass deflections and eight quarterback hurries.

Six to seven semifinalists will be named on Nov. 19. Five days later, three finalists will be picked and the winner will announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 10.

Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff won the Outland Trophy in 2014.

Vadal Alexander, LSU, G Nick Martin, Notre Dame, C
Jack Allen, Michigan State, C Ryker Mathews, BYU, OT
Adrian Bellard, Texas State, OT Kyle Murphy, Stanford, OT
Andrew Billings, Baylor, DT Andrew Ness, Northern Illinois, C
Beau Blackshear, Baylor, DT Thomas Niles, Central Florida, DT
Austin Blythe, Iowa, C Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss, DT
Evan Boehm, Missouri, C Tyler Orlosky, West Virginia, C
J.T. Boyd, East Carolina, C Joe Ostman, Central Michigan, DT
Jake Brendel, UCLA, C Davion Pierson, TCU, DT
Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech Greg Pyke, Georgia, G
Le’Raven Clark, Texas Tech, OT Jarran Reed, Alabama, DT
Kenny Clark, UCLA, DT Andrew Reue, Rice, G
Maliek Collins, Nebraska, DT Hassan Ridgeway, Texas, DT
Jack Conklin, Michigan State, OT A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama, DT
Austin Corbett, Nevada, OT Cam Robinson, Alabama, OT
Joe Dahl, Washington State, OT Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State, G
Ty Darlington, Oklahoma, C Brandon Shell, South Carolina, OT
Sheldon Day, Notre Dame, DT Matt Skura, Duke, C
Taylor Decker, Ohio State, OT Matt Sparks, UMass, C
Spencer Drango, Baylor, OT Garrett Stafford, Tulsa, OT
Parker Ehinger, Cincinnati, G Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame, OT
Pat Elflein, Ohio State, G Freddie Tagaloa, Arizona, OT
Dan Feeney, Indiana, G Chris Taylor, Tulane, G
Joshua Garnett, Stanford, G Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech, G
Adam Gotsis, Georgia Tech, DT Sebastian Tretola, Arkansas, G
Darius Hamilton, Rutgers, DT Max Tuerk, USC, C
Ike Harris, East Carolina, OT Travis Tuiloma, BYU, DT
Marcus Henry, Boise State, C Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss, OT
Joey Hunt, TCU, C Landon Turner, North Carolina, G
Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M, OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai, TCU, OT
Roderick Johnson, Florida State, OT Clint Van Horn, Marshall, OT
Gerrand Johnson, Louisiana-Monroe, DT Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA, DT
Tyler Johnstone, Oregon, OT Dan Voltz, Wisconsin, C
Chris Jones, Mississippi State, DT Adolphus Washington, Ohio State, DT
Ryan Kelly, Alabama, C Christian Westerman, Arizona State, G
Nick Kelly, Arizona State, C Cody Whitehair, Kansas State, OT
Denver Kirkland, Arkansas, OT Antwaun Woods, USC, DT
Alex Kozan, Auburn, G Connor Wujciak, Boston College, DT
Jimmy Kristof, Western Michigan, G Avery Young, Auburn, OT
Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech, DT Anthony Zettel, Penn State, DT
Corey Marshall, Virginia Tech, DT
By conference: SEC 16, Pac-12 13, Big 12 11, Big Ten 11, ACC 8, American Athletic 6, Independents 5, Mid-American 4, Mountain West 3, Conference USA 3 and Sun Belt 2.
By position: Offensive Tackles 24, Offensive Guards 15, Centers 17, Defensive Tackles 25.
Tackles, guards and centers are eligible for consideration
Candidates may be added or removed during the season


I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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