ORLANDO (UCFKnights.com) – Following a standout junior season for the Knights, senior Jamiyus Pittman was named to the 2017 Outland Trophy Watch List, as announced by the Football Writers Association of America on Thursday.
The FWAA named 81 standout interior linemen to the 2017 Outland Trophy Watch List, with Pittman as one of just 21 defensive tackles garnering the honors.
The list will be trimmed to six or seven semifinalists on Nov. 15 and six days later three Outland Trophy finalists will be named by the FWAA. The winner of the 72nd Outland Trophy – named after the late John Outland, an All-America lineman at Penn at the turn of the 20th century – will be announced on Dec. 7.
Knights on Preseason Watch Lists
Bednarik Watch List – Shaquem Griffin
Mackey Watch List – Jordan Akins
Groza Watch List – Matthew Wright
Nagurski Watch List – Shaquem Griffin
Outland Watch List – Jamiyus Pittman
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