The Outland Trophy announced its six semifinalists for its annual award for the “best interior lineman in college football on offense of defense,” and Stanford guard David Yankey made the cut.
CBSSports.com reported the announcement on Wednesday. Other semifinalists include Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews, Baylor Guard Cyril Richardson and Florida State center Byran Stork.
Three finalists will be named on Monday with the winner to be announced on Dec. 12.
Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel, now with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was the 2012 winner. Stanford has never had a player win the Outland.
Yankey, a 6-foot-6, 313-pound senior from Roswell, Ga., was a consensus All-America selection as a junior and was a first-team All-Pac-12 pick, as well. He won the Morris Trophy as the conference’s top offensive lineman and graded out at 86 percent by the Cardinal coaching staff last season, allowing just one sack.
ESPN.com’s Draft Tracker has Yankey at No. 61 overall and seventh among offensive tackles.