Nebraska offensive tackle Nick Gates was named today to the 2017 Outland Trophy watch list.
The 6-foot-6, 295-pound Gates started all 13 games for the Huskers last year. NU lead the Big Ten in fewest sacks allowed with 15. Gates also helped the Husker offense post four 200-yard rushing efforts in 2016.
He was selected as a third-team All-Big Ten performer by the conference media.
Eight Nebraska players have combined to win a nation-leading nine Outland Trophies over the years.