These pictures were taken at the Outland Trophy presentation banquet on Jan. 15 at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Omaha. Brandon Scherff became the fourth Iowa player to win the award and the second under Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. Ross Browner, the 1976 winner at Notre Dame, received his trophy, and former Nebraska offensive line coach Milt Tenopir was honored with the inaugural Tom Osborne Legacy Award for contributions to line play.
2014 Outland Trophy winner Brandon Scherff of Iowa (left), 1992 winner Will Shields of Nebraska (center) and 1976 winner Ross Browner of Notre Dame at the Outland Trophy presentation banquet on Jan. 15, 2015, at the Doubletree Hotel in Omaha.
Program for the 69th Outland Trophy presentation banquet on Jan. 15 in Omaha.
Former Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne presents the first Tom Osborne Legacy Award for contributions to line play to his long time assistant, offensive line coach Milt Tenopir. The presentation occurred during the Outland Trophy banquet on Jan. 15 in Omaha.
A band entertained guests at the Outland Trophy presentation banquet on Jan. 15 in Omaha.
The big screen at the Outland Trophy presentation banquet on Jan. 15 in Omaha.
Ross Browner, the 1976 Outland Trophy winner from Notre Dame, picked up his trophy and addressed the audience at the Outland Trophy banquet on Jan. 15 in Omaha.
Former Nebraska offensive line coach Milt Tenopir, recipient of the first Tom Osborne Legacy Award, on the big screen at the Outland Trophy banquet Jan. 15 in Omaha.
Former Nebraska Offensive Line Coach Milt Tenopir, recipient of the inaugural Tom Osborne Legacy Award for contributions to line play, signs autographs at the Outland Trophy presentation banquet on Jan. 15 in Omaha.
The Tom Osborne Legacy Award Plaque, presented to former Nebraska offensive line coach Milt Tenopir.
Iowa’s 2014 Outland Trophy winner, Brandon Scherff, and Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz sign autographs at the Outland Trophy banquet on Jan. 15 in Omaha.
Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz speaks at the Outland Trophy banquet on Jan. 15. Brandon Scherff, a senior offensive tackle, was the fourth player from Iowa to win the Outland, and the second under Ferentz.
Scenes from the Outland Trophy presentation and the College Football Awards Show at the Atlantic Dance Hall on the Boardwalk at Walt Disney World.
The Atlantic Dance Hall on the Boardwalk at Walt Disney housed the College Football Awards for the last time in 2014. The event moves to the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta in 2015.
Outland Winner Brandon Scherff of Iowa being interviewed before he won the award in Orlando.
The three 2014 Outland Trophy finalists (feft to right) center Reese Dismukes of Auburn, defensive tackle Malcom Brown of Texas and offensive tackle Brandon Scherff of Iowa.
Brandon Scherff being interviewed by Rece Davis on stage at the Dance Hall.
Brandon Scherff of Iowa and Malcom Brown of Texas being interviewed on the Red Carpet Show. Brown was an Outland finalist.
The “College GameDay” crew of Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Desmond Howard on set at Disney for the Awards Show.
The set at the Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney.
ESPN’s Mark May, the 1980 Outland Trophy winner from Pitt, announcing the 2014 winner.
Brandon Scherff of Iowa with his 2014 Outland Trophy.
The Outland Trophy
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff accepted the 69th Outland Trophy as the nation’s best interior lineman during The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday night at the Disney Boardwalk.
Scherff, a 6-5, 320-pound senior, became the fourth Hawkeye to win the Outland Trophy after Calvin Jones (1955), Alex Karras (1957) and Robert Gallery (2003). Only players from Nebraska (eight different ones, nine total) and Oklahoma (five) have won more Outland Trophies than Iowa, with Ohio State players also claiming four.
Also in the audience at the Dance Hall were Auburn center Russ Dismukes and Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown, the other two 2014 Outland finalists. Former Pittsburgh offensive lineman and ESPN college football analyst Mark May, the 1980 Outland Trophy winner, made the on-stage presentation to Scherff, the fourth offensive tackle in the last five years to win the award.
Going into Iowa’s Taxslayer Bowl game against Tennessee on Jan. 2, Scherff has started 25 straight games for the Hawkeyes. In all he has played in 43 games and started 35 of them. He has been a strong leader in all four seasons that he has played in Iowa City. Iowa, 7-5, ranks 68th in scoring offense (28.3 ppg) and 66th in total offense (398.3 ypg). At left tackle, he has been rock solid this season for the Hawkeyes who have traditionally produced good offensive linemen.