LSU's Will Arnold
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Football's Arnold Named to Outland Trophy Watch List
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Published: June 19, 2006, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: October 29, 2009, 03:21 AM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE -- LSU offensive guard Will Arnold is one of 54 players from across the nation named to the Outland Trophy Watch List, the Football Writers Association of America announced on Monday.

The Outland Trophy has been awarded to the best offensive or defensive lineman in college football since 1946. The winner is selected by the FWAA’s All-America Committee, which also selects the association’s 25-man All-America Team.

Last year, Minnesota’s Greg Eslinger won the Outland Trophy.

Arnold, a junior from Gloster, Miss., earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors in 2005 despite playing in only eight games for the Tigers. Arnold missed LSU’s games against Arkansas and Georgia before returning to the lineup to help the Tigers post a 40-3 win over Miami in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Against Miami, the Tigers rolled up 468 yards of offense, including a season-best 272 rushing yards, in the win over the Hurricanes. Miami entered the Peach Bowl ranked No. 2 in the nation in total defense and were allowing only 11.9 points a contest.

For his efforts in the win over Miami, Arnold was named the to SI.com All-Bowl team.

Arnold enters the 2006 season as one of two returning starters on the offensive line for the Tigers, joining fellow senior Brian Johnson. In two years of action with the Tigers, Arnold has started in 12 games and LSU has a 10-2 mark in those contests, which included a 6-0 record in 2005.

With Arnold’s mention to the Outland Trophy Watch List, LSU now has players named to preseason lists for four national awards. Joining Arnold on national award watch lists are:  defensive back LaRon Landry (Nagurski and Bednarik Trophies); linebacker Ali Highsmith (Bednarik Trophy) and quarterback JaMarcus Russell (Maxwell Trophy).

The Tigers open their second season under Les Miles on Sept. 2 when LSU hosts Louisiana-Lafayette at 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.

2006 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST

Player, School

Pos.

Cl.

Hometown

Will Arnold, LSU

G

Jr.

Gloster, Miss.

Sam Baker, USC

OT

Jr.

Tustin, Calif.

Kirk Barton, Ohio State

OT

Jr.

Massillon, Ohio

George Batiste, Southern Miss

OL

Sr.

Avondale, La.

Josh Beekman, Boston College

G

Sr.

Amsterdam, N.Y.

Justin Blalock, Texas

OT

Sr.

Plano, Texas

Conrad Bolston, Maryland

DT

Sr.

Burtonsville, Md.

Levi Brown, Penn State

OT

Sr.

Norfolk, Va.

Andrew Browning, Boise State

DT

Sr.

Lake Oswego, Ore.

Ryan Clady, Boise State

OT

So.

Rialto, Calif.

Brent Curvey, Iowa State

DL

Sr.

Houston, Texas

Brian Daniels, Colorado

OL

Sr.

Evergreen, Colo.

Tim Duckworth, Auburn

G

Sr.

Taylorsville, Miss.

Mark Fenton, Colorado

C

Sr.

Inglewood, Calif.

Doug Free, Northern Illinois

OT

Sr.

Manitowoc, Wis.

Roman Fry, Clemson

OL

Sr.

Ironton, Ohio

Howie Fuimaono, UNLV

DL

Sr.

Chula Vista, Calif.

Rhema Fuller, Connecticut

DT

Sr.

Cocoa, Fla.

Jared Gaither, Maryland

OT

So.

White Plains, Md.

Ryan Harris, Notre Dame

OL

Sr.

St. Paul, Minn.

Daniel Inman, Georgia

OT

Sr.

Hope Mills, N.C.

Tanner Jenkins, Arkansas State

C

Sr.

Baton Rouge, La.

Chase Johnson, Wyoming

OT

Sr.

Loveland, Colo.

Ryan Kalil, USC

C

Sr.

Corona, Calif.

Jake Kuresa, BYU

OL

Sr.

Millville, Utah

Jake Long, Michigan

OL

Sr.

Lapeer, Mich.

Enoka Lucas, Oregon

C

Sr.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Kurt Mann, Nebraska

OL

Sr.

Grand Island, Neb.

Brandon Mebane, California

DT

Sr.

Los Angeles, Calif.

Remel Meekins, Rutgers

DL

Sr.

Westwood, N.J.

Dan Mozes, West Virginia

OL

Sr.

Washington, Pa.

David Ochoa, Kansas

OL

Sr.

Houston, Texas

Jeff Perrett, Tulsa

OT

Sr.

Taber, Alberta

Jeremy Perry, Oregon State

OL

So.

Laie, Hawaii

Quinn Pitcock, Ohio State

DT

Sr.

Piqua, Ohio

Kurt Quarterman, Louisville

OL

Sr.

Albany, Ga.

Manuel Ramirez, Texas Tech

OL

Sr.

Sugarland, Texas

SirVincent Rogers, Houston

OL

Jr.

Jasper, Texas

Samson Satele, Hawaii

OL

Sr.

Kaneohe, Hawaii

Arron Sears, Tennessee

OT

Sr.

Russellville, Ala.

Jeremy Sheffey, West Virginia

G

Sr.

Catlettsburg, Ky.

Brian Stamper, Vanderbilt

OT

Sr.

Windermere, Fla.

Herbert Taylor, TCU

OT

Sr.

Houston, Texas

Shannon Tevaga, UCLA

G

Jr.

Paramount, Calif.

Joe Thomas, Wisconsin

OL

Sr.

Brookfield, Wis.

Marcus Thomas, Florida

DT

Sr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Robert Turner, New Mexico

G

Sr.

Austin, Texas

Kelly Talavou, Utah

DL

Sr.

Santa Ana, Calif.

Tavo Tupola, Utah

OL

Sr.

Kahuku, Hawaii

Steve Vallos, Wake Forest

OT

Sr.

Boardman, Ohio

Greg Wafford, Kansas State

OL

Sr.

Lancaster, Texas

Theodric Watson, South Florida

OL

Sr.

St. Petersburg, Fla.

Eric Wood, Louisville

OL

So.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Kyle Young, Fresno State

C

Sr.

Fallbrook, Calif.

Tackles, guards and centers are eligible for consideration

Candidates may be added or deleted during the season

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