Powell Named To Outland Watch List

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- North Carolina senior defensive tackle Tydreke Powell has been named to the 2011 Outland Trophy Award watch list.

The Outland Trophy, presented annually since 1946, is the third oldest award in major college football and is given to the best interior lineman in college football, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America.

Powell, a native of Ahoskie, N.C., served as a team captain last year and was one of just two defensive players to start all 13 games. He finished the season with 47 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

The winner of the 66th Outland Trophy, named after the late John Outland, an All-America lineman at Penn and Kansas at the turn of the century, will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 8 on ESPN.

The Outland Trophy presentation banquet, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee, will be held on Jan. 12, 2012, in Omaha, Neb.

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