Colorado offensive linemen Nate Solder and Ryan Miller have been named to the preseason watchlist for the 2010 Outland Trophy. The award — the third oldest major award in college football –is given annually to the nation’s best player from a list of positions that includes offensive and defensive tackle, guard and center.
Solder will be a fifth-year senior in 2010 and is a returning first-team All-Big 12 Conference player as selected by the league’s coaches in 2009.
Miller will be a fourth-year junior this fall. He has moved between guard and tackle throughout his career, but is expected to play right guard this season.
Colorado has never had a player win the Outland Trophy, which has been awarded since 1946.