Nov. 19, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State redshirt senior center Bryan Stork was named one of six semifinalists for the 2013 Outland Trophy on Tuesday during a reception hosted by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee.
The Outland Trophy, which is awarded to the best interior lineman in college football on offense or defense, will be reduced to three finalists on Nov. 25.
The winner of the 68th Outland Trophy will be revealed on Thursday, Dec. 12 on ESPN during the The Home Depot College Football Awards from the Dance Hall on the Disney Boardwalk in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Stork is the only center among a list of semifinalists that also includes Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandijo, Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews, Baylor offensive guard Cyril Richardson and Stanford offensive guard David Yankey.
The Vero Beach, Fla., native has started 36 games over his Seminole career and is one of the leaders of the nation's No. 2 scoring offense (52.7). The Seminoles also rank second in the nation in yards per play (7.85) and eighth in total offense (521.2). Stork has been a valuable component to helping redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston become the nation's No. 2-rated passer.
No. 2 Florida State (10-0) is the only team in ACC history to score at least 41 points in 10 consecutive games.
The Seminoles host Idaho at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in the final home game of the 2013 season. Stork and 23 other seniors will be honored before their final home game at Doak Campbell Stadium.