A 2005 first-team All-Big 12 selection, Justin Blalock was earlier this season added to 'watch list' for the Lombardi Award recognizing college football's top lineman. He also garnered AP third-team All-American honors during his junior campaign.
Blalock has started all 38 games of his career at right tackle, during which time Texas has averaged 268.9 yards rushing and 471.9 yards of offense per game. The Horns have also rushed for at least 300 yards 12 times during that stretch. Blalock was named third-team All-America by The Associated Press in 2005, when he was a key part of a line that helped Texas rank first in the nation in scoring offense (50.2 ppg), second in rushing offense (274.9 ypg) and third in total offense (512.1 ypg), while setting school single-season records in both points scored (652) and total yards (6,657).
Additional Outland Trophy candidates may be added during the course of the season. Tackles, guards and centers are eligible for consideration.
The 2006 Outland Trophy announcement will be on Dec. 7 in Orlando, Fla., on the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show. The Outland Trophy presentation banquet is set for January 11, 2007, in Omaha, Nebraska.