DALLAS (FWAA) - University of Florida center Mike Degory was one of 36
standout linemen from around the country among those on the 2005 Outland
Trophy Watch list, which has been awarded to the best interior offensive
or defensive lineman in college football since 1946. The winner is
selected by the FWAA's All-America Committee, which selects the
association's 25-man team and picks three Outland Trophy finalists.
Degory, a redshirt senior from Palm Bay, Fla., has started 38
consecutive games at center for the Gators (every game of his career).
In 2004, he was named to the All-SEC Second-Team by the Coaches and AP
for the second straight season. He was named UF's "Outstanding
Offensive Lineman" during those same seasons. In addition, he was named
to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2004.
The 2005 Outland Trophy announcement will be on Dec. 8 in Orlando,
Fla., on the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show. The Outland
Trophy presentation banquet, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Sports
Committee and First Data Corporation, is set for Jan. 12, 2006, in
Former Outland winner Ron Yary from USC (1967), will make the
announcement of the 2005 winner in Orlando. Additional Outland Trophy
candidates may be added during the course of the season. Tackles, guards
and centers are eligible for consideration.