Foltz Selected To Outland Trophy Watch List

July 12, 2012

DALLAS -- TCU offensive guard Blaize Foltz has been named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy, recognizing the top interior lineman in college football.

The Outland Trophy, presented annually since 1946, is the third-oldest award in major college football. It is named after the late John Outland, an All-America lineman at Penn and Kansas at the turn of the century.

Foltz was a first-team all-conference selection last season. With his bench press of 580 pounds and squat of 800 pounds, Foltz was named to "The Freak List: The 10 craziest athletes in college football" by Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com.

A senior from Rose Hill, Kan., Foltz appeared on the Yahoo! Sports All-Bowl Team last season for his performance in the Horned Frogs' Poinsettia Bowl victory over Louisiana Tech.

Foltz anchored an offensive line last season that paved the way for TCU to rank ninth nationally in scoring (40.8 points), 19th in rushing (208.6 yards) and 28th in total offense (440.2 yards). He was key in the Horned Frogs placing fourth nationally in third-down conversions (52.0 percent) and 15th in fewest sacks allowed per game (1.0). TCU scored at least 27 points in all 13 contests while producing three players with over 700 yards rushing.