BOISE -- Boise State senior offensive tackle Archie Lewis was named to the Outland Trophy Watch List, on Thursday.
Lewis started all 13 games at left tackle for the Broncos in 2016. He was apart of a unit that only allowed 19 sacks, their fewest in a season since 2012.
Dating back to the middle of 2015, Lewis has logged 19 straight starts, the second-longest active streak on the team. Only the guy he protects, quarterback Brett Rypien, has more consecutive starts (23).
The Outland Trophy recognizes the top interior lineman in the country each year. The award is unique because the committee considers both offensive and defensive candidates.
The offensive side of the ball has dominated the award lately. Six of the last seven award recipients have been offensive lineman.
The Outland Trophy presentation banquet will be held on Jan. 10, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Preseason Watch List
· Bednarik Award: David Moa, junior, defensive tackle
· Lou Groza Award (Best place-kicker): N/A
· Ray Guy Award (Best punter): N/A
· Jim Thorpe Award: Best defensive back
· Butkus Award: Best linebacker
· Paul Hornung Award: Most versatile player in college football
· Biletnikoff Award: Most outstanding receiver
· Wuerffel Trophy: Presented to the player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement
· Davey O'Brien Award: Best quarterback
· Doak Walker Award: Best running back
· Walter Camp Award: Most outstanding player