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ASU Football: Jamil Douglas named to Outland Trophy preseason watch list

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It's the first watch list for a lineman this season

Christian Petersen

Arizona State offensive tackle Jamil Douglas has been named to the 2014 Outland Trophy preseason watch list. The award is given each year to the best interior lineman in the country.

Douglas, a 6-foot-4, 301-pound lineman was named all-Pac-12 second team in 2013. The Cypress, California native has started every game for the Sun Devils over the past two seasons and will look to continue that streak into 2014. He was also recently named one of the freakiest athletes in college football by Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.

The trophy is named after John Outland who played lineman at Penn in the late 1800s, and was a consensus All-American at tackle in 1897. It is voted on each year by the Football Writers Association of America, the FWAA All-America committee selects the winner by individual ballot.

Six or seven semifinalists for the trophy will be announced on Nov. 20, the list will be trimmed down to three finalists four days later. The winner will be announced on Dec. 11.

Prior winners of the trophy include include former Nebraska Cornhusker and now Detroit Lions lineman Ndamukong Suh, former Texas A&M standout Luke Joeckel and most recently Pittsburgh Panther Aaron Donald.