Stanford offensive guard David Yankey is one of six semifinalists for the 2013 Outland Trophy, announced during a reception hosted by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee.
Yankey, 6-5, 311-pound senior from Roswell, Ga., anchors Stanford's strong offensive line and is a pulling guard for the Cardinal's running game. Stanford has allowed the fewest tackles for a loss in the nation with just 3.2 per game.
Stanford's offensive line has also been called for just one holding penalty all season and that cane on a downfield block.
In Stanford's 26-20 victory over Oregon, the Cardinal ran the ball on all 17 of its fourth-quarter offensive snaps. He has 35 career starts.
The Outland Trophy, which has been awarded annually by the FWAA since 1946, is named after the late John Outland, an All-American lineman at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1900s. The Outland Trophy is the third-oldest award in major college football behind the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award.
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