Scherff, Davis Named to Outland Trophy Watch List


July 10, 2014

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa football players Brandon Scherff and Carl Davis have been named to the 2014 Outland Trophy Watch List. The Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) released the watch list Thursday.

Presented annually by the FWAA, the Outland Trophy honors the nation’s most outstanding interior lineman. Past award recipients include Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh), Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M), and Barrett Jones (Alabama).

Scherff, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound senior offensive lineman, started all 13 games at left tackle last year as Iowa posted an 8-5 record and competed at the 2014 Outback Bowl. The Denison, Iowa, native was the recipient of the team’s Roy. J. Carver Offensive Most Valuable Player and Team Hustle awards, and recognized as second team All-America by FWAA in 2014.


Davis, a 6-foot-5, 315-pound senior defensive tackle, garnered second team All-Big Ten honors from league coaches last season following a campaign that was highlighted by a combined 42 tackles. His 2014 preseason honors include fourth-team All-America and first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports, and third-team All-America and second-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele. He is also on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, presented to the national defensive player of the year.

Founded in 1941, the FWAA consists of the men and women across North America who cover college football for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA also sponsors scholarships for aspiring writers and an annual writing contest. Behind the leadership of President Kirk Bohls and Executive Director Steve Richardson and a board of veteran journalists, the FWAA continues to grow and work to help college football prosper at all levels.

The Hawkeyes open the 2014 season at home against Northern Iowa on Aug. 30 inside Kinnick Stadium. Tickets are available for purchase by contacting the UI Athletics Ticket Office at (800) IA-HAWKS and online at For more information on the Outland Trophy visit:

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