Nose tackle Moe Gardner of Illinois was nominated for his second major award in two days when he was among the 14 candidates named as finalists for the Outland Trophy, presented annually by the Football Writers Association of America to the nation's outstanding collegiate lineman.

Gardner, one of four finalists for the Lombardi Trophy, was named along with sophomore tackle Bob Whitfield of Stanford, junior defensive tackle Santana Dotson of Baylor and junior guard Ed King of Auburn and 11 seniors.The senior offensive nominees were tackles Antone Davis of Tennessee, Neal Fort of Brigham Young and Stacy Long of Clemson; guards Mark Tucker of Southern California and Joe Garten of Colorado; and center John Flannery of Syracuse.

The other defensive nominees were end Mitch Donahue of Wyoming; tackles Russell Maryland of Miami, Fla., and Kenny Walker of Nebraska; and nose tackle Chris Zorich of Notre Dame.

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