Oct. 8, 2011; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; BYU Cougars defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna (55) closes in on San Jose quarterback Matt Faulkner during the first quarter at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas C. Pizac-USA TODAY Sports

Eathyn Manumaleuna Named to 2013 Outland Trophy Watch List


Senior Defensive Lineman, Eathyn Manumaleuna has been named to the 2013 Outland Trophy Watch List.  An award presented to the best interior lineman in College Football.

Manumaleuna is a medical redshirt senior for this upcoming season.  Manumaleuna blew out his ACL against Boise State, opening the door for the Ziggy Ansah story to take off.

Manumaleuna is a versatile lineman who can play Defensive Tackle or at end. This season, Manumaleuna switches back to the Defensive Tackle spot.

BYU has two players in their history win the Outland Trophy.  Jason Buck a Defensive Tackle in 1986 and Mo Elewonibi an Offensive Guard in 1989.

Now five players on BYU have been named to the pre-season award watch lists.

  • Eathyn Manumaleuna, Outland Trophy
  • Kyle Van Noy, Bednarik & Nagurski Awards
  • JD Falslev, Paul Hornung Award
  • Kaneakua Friel, John Mackey Award

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