Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Oher Gaining More Attention

DALLAS - Ole Miss' Michael Oher was among 41 offensive lineman from around the country named to the 2007 Outland Trophy Watch List, as announced Tuesday by the Football Writers Association of America.A junior from Memphis, Oher has also been named a preseason first team All-America and selected as the nation' No. 3 offensive tackle and the SEC's Best Run Blocker by Lindy's. He has started 22 consecutive games over the last two seasons and helped Rebel tailback BenJarvus Green-Ellis become a 1,000-yard runner a year ago.The Outland Trophy has been awarded to the best interior lineman in college football since 1946. The winner is selected by the FWAA's All-America Committee, which selects the association's 25-man All-America team and picks the three Outland Trophy finalists and the winner.