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Lamont Gaillard named to 2018 Outland Trophy Watch List

Lamont Gaillard
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UGA senior center Lamont Gaillard has been named to the 2018 Outland Trophy Watch List, according to an announcement on Tuesday.

The Outland Trophy, awarded by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), is given to the nation’s best interior lineman. The Big Ten leads the list this season with 13 of 82 players named.

Here is the complete conference breakdown: Big Ten 13, ACC 12, Big 12 11, Pac-12 11, SEC 11, American Athletic 9, MAC 5, Independents 3, Mountain West 3, Conference USA 2, and Sun Belt 2.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, up to seven semifinalists will be named for the Outland Trophy. Three finalists will be named on Nov. 19, and the winner will then be announced live on ESPN at The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Lamont Gaillard played for Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Last season, Gaillard started all 15 games for the Georgia Bulldogs at center.

Georgia is scheduled to open the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 against the Austin Peay Governors at Sanford Stadium in Athens. The game is slated for 3:30pm ET on ESPN.

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