Outland Trophy: Gabe Carimi

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on December 17, 2010



The Outland Trophy is presented annually to the best offensive lineman in the nation. This year, offensive tackle Gabe Carimi of the Wisconsin Badgers earned this prestigious designation.

 

During the 2010 season, Carimi has emerged as one of the best and most well-rounded offensive linemen in the NCAA. He was a part of the offense that was ranked fourth in points-per-game and twelfth in rush-yards-per-game. Carimi was the crucial left tackle on an offensive line that only gave up 12 sacks throughout the entire 2010 regular season. Going up against some of the best defensive ends in the nation, including Adrian Clayborn, Cameron Heyward and Ryan Kerrigan, Carimi held all three of them to just two total sacks. He asserted himself as one of the most consistent offensive tackles in the nation and helped the Badgers’ offense earn its way into a Rose Bowl game against the TCU Horned Frogs.

 

Carimi helped the Badgers’ offense dominate against the Indiana Hoosiers, earning an astounding 83-20 victory on their way to winning a Big Ten championship.

Gil Alcaraz IV

Gil is the owner of the Minnesota Vikings blog, The Viking Den, and an editorial writer for Lakers Nation. Having followed the NFL Draft for years, Gil has had a knack for naming some of the big surprise players to make it in the NFL. Gil is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Gil Alcaraz IV.