NORMAN — Oklahoma senior offensive tackle Daryl Williams was named to the 2014 Outland Trophy Watch list, which was released Thursday morning by the Football Writers Association of America.
The 64-man list included 19 players from the Southeastern Conference. Williams was one of nine lineman on the list from the Big 12.
The Outland Trophy is awarded each year to the nation’s top interior lineman on offense or defense.
Williams, from Lake Dallas, Texas, has started 24 career games, including all 13 games last season. He started the first 12 games at right tackle and moved to left tackle for the Sooners’ 45-31 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama.
Williams is the second Sooner offensive lineman to land on a preseason watch list; junior center Ty Darlington was named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation’s best center.