Nebraska junior defensive tackle Maliek Collins continues to roll up the preseason honors. The Kansas City native has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
The Outland Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s top interior lineman, while the Nagurski Trophy is presented to the nation’s top defensive player. Both awards are selected by the Football Writers Association of America.
Husker players have won a nation-leading nine Outland Trophies, most recently Ndamukong Suh in 2009. The Outland Trophy is presented each year at a banquet in Omaha. Suh also captured the Nagurski Trophy in 2009.