Nebraska has a national-best eight Outland Trophy winners, with Aaron Taylor earning the most recent one following the 1997 season. Seven Husker football players have claimed the trophy since its inception in 1946, with center Dave Rimington being the only player in history to win it twice (1981-82).
The 2007 Outland Trophy will be presented by the FWAA in a banquet in Omaha next January. The Outland Trophy is named for the late John Outland, a former lineman for Pennsylvania. Joe Thomas of Wisconsin won the award in 2006. Additional Outland Trophy candidates may be added during the course of the season, with tackles, guards and centers being eligible for consideration.