Omaha rolls out 19th Outland Trophy banquet

ffaw_redesignOMAHA — Join us for the presentation of the Outland Trophy to college football’s top interior lineman. The 19th consecutive Outland Trophy Award Dinner in Omaha will be on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Downtown DoubleTree Hotel, 16th & Dodge Streets. Tickets are $75 each and tables of 10 sell for $750.

Stanford offensive guard Joshua Garnett, the 2015 Outland Trophy winner, and Stanford Coach, David Shaw, will be at the dinner.

This prestigious football evening will also feature former Outland Award Winner Randy White (Maryland ’74).  White, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, went on to a tremendous career with the Dallas Cowboys.  Rotary Club of Omaha-Downtown is sponsoring his Outland Trophy.  From 1946 through 1989, the Outland winner was presented a plaque.
outland trophy bwThe second annual Tom Osborne Legacy Award, also sponsored by the Rotary Club of Omaha-Downtown, will be presented to Jim Ridlon Sr., a gifted artist and athlete who played halfback and defensive back for Syracuse from 1954 to 1957. He played six seasons with the 49ers and then with the Dallas Cowboys. Ridlon was named an All-Pro defensive back in 1964.

Coach Osborne will present his award.  Last year’s inaugural winner, Milt Tenopir, will be at the event.

Also appearing at the dinner for the 18th straight year will be the winners of Nebraska’s football senior awards: the Novak Trophy (Andy Janovich) the Chamberlin Trophy (Jack Gangwish) and the Cletus Fischer Native Son Award (Ryne Reeves).  Nebraska Coach Mike Riley and Cornhusker assistant Coaches have been invited to attend.

For information call (402) 346-8003.