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Nebraska Football: Offensive Tackle Nick Gates Placed On Outland Trophy Watch List

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The junior from Vegas gets named as someone to watch

Fresno State v Nebraska Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

Another day, another watch list with a Nebraska Cornhuskers player on it.

The Outland Trophy folks came out with their watch list today, and Nebraska’a Nick Gates was on it.

Gates, the junior out of Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, has been at tackle the past two years. He helped an OL that allowed only 15 sacks all season with the help of Tommy Armstrong.

Gates started every game last season, plus 10 games in 2015. He has been a stalwart at left tackle, although in his last game he did struggle at times vs. Tennessee’s Derek Barnett, who was taken 14th in the NFL Draft this past April.

Gates is one of 81 players on the Outland Trophy watch list. The award was won by Alabama’s Cam Robinson last season, marking the best interior lineman in all of College Football. Nebraska last won the award with Ndamukong Suh in 2009.

The full watch list for the Outland Trophy:

G Tony Adams, N.C. State

OT Trey Adams, Washington

C Brian Allen, Michigan State

DT Drew Bailey, Louisville

C Jake Bennett, Colorado State

G Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin

G Kyle Bosch, West Virginia

C Bradley Bozeman, Alabama

G Parker Braun, Georgia Tech

C Evan Brown, SMU

OT Orlando Brown, Oklahoma

OT Geron Christian, Louisville

C Will Clapp, LSU

C Mason Cole, Michigan

OT Austin Corbett, Nevada

OT Tyrell Crosby, Oregon

G Tyrone Crowder, Clemson

C James Daniels, Iowa

C Austin Davis, Duke

C Michael Deiter, Wisconsin

G O'Shea Dugas, Louisiana Tech

C Alec Eberle, Florida State

DT Folorunso Fatukasi, UConn

G Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas

DT Greg Gaines, Washington

OT Nick Gates, Nebraska

DT Will Geary, Kansas State

G Colby Gossett, Appalachian State

DT Rasheem Green, USC

G Will Hernandez, UTEP

DT B.J. Hill, N.C. State

DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan

OT Mitch Hyatt, Clemson

OT Martez Ivey, Florida

OT Jamarco Jones, Ohio State

C John Keenoy, Western Michigan

C Tejan Koroma, BYU

G Gabe Kuhn, Memphis

DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

G Jimmy Leatiota, Eastern Michigan

OT Archie Lewis, Boise State

OT Evan Lisle, Duke

OT Greg Little, Ole Miss

DT Lowell Lotulelei, Utah

G Evan Martin, Navy

OT Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame

C Chandler Miller, Tulsa

DT David Moa, Boise State

G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame

OT Elijah Nkansah, Toledo

DT Derrick Nnadi, Florida State

DT Kendrick Norton, Miami

G Cody O'Connell, Washington State

C Alex Officer, Pitt

OT Chukwuma Okorafor, Western Michigan

DT Ed Oliver, Houston

OT Brian O'Neill, Pitt

DT Da'Ron Payne, Alabama

DT Harrison Phillips, Stanford

DT Jamiyus Pittman, UCF

OT Evan Plagg, Tulsa

C Billy Price, Ohio State

C Jake Pruehs, Ohio

C Scott Quessenberry, UCLA

C Frank Ragnow, Arkansas

DT Steven Richardson, Minnesota

OT Dalton Risner, Kansas State

G Jashon Robertson, Florida State

OT Max Scharping, NIU

C Austin Schlottmann, TCU

DT Deadrin Senat, USF

C Coleman Shelton, Washington

OT Braden Smith, Auburn

OT Bentley Spain, North Carolina

DT Trent Thompson, Georgia

OT Brett Toth, Army West Point

DT Vita Vea, Washington

G Sean Welsh, Iowa

DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson

OT Connor Williams, Texas

OT Jonah Williams, Alabama