Alabama Football’s Cam Robinson Named to Outland Trophy Watch List
Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson has been named to the 2016 Outland Trophy watch list announced today by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
Robinson is among 70 offensive and defensive linemen from around the country named to the preseason list. Three Crimson Tide players have won the award previously including offensive tackles Barrett Jones (2011), Andre Smith (2008) and Chris Samuels (1999). Last season, A’Shawn Robinson was a finalist for the award.
Cam Robinson, the first true freshman to start at left tackle for Alabama since Andre Smith in 2006, started all 29 games during his two years at the Capstone. He garnered first team freshman All-America honors in 2014 and was named to the All-SEC first team by both the conference coaches and the Associated Press a season ago. Robinson finished his sophomore season as one of two returning starters on the Tide’s offensive line. He played his best football late in the season, helping open holes for 199.9 rushing yards per game that ranked 32nd nationally and third in the SEC. Robinson had 46 knockdown blocks that ranked third on the team and blocked for 17 100-yard rushers in his career and 10 in 2015.
The Outland Trophy has been presented annually since 1946 by the Football Writers Association of America to recognize the top interior lineman in college football. The award is named in honor of All-America offensive lineman John Outland of Penn. The 2016 winner will be announced at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show in December.