JASON BUCK: 1986 OUTLAND TROPHY WINNER
Transfers Jason Buck, a defensive tackle, and Mohammed Elewonibi, an offensive guard, won the Outland in 1986 and 1989, respectively.
Buck, a 6-6, 270-pound senior from St. Anthony, Idaho, was a quarterback going into junior college at Ricks College. Buck led the 1986 Cougars with 218.5 defensive points and registered 26 unassisted tackles, 33 assisted tackles, 13 tackles for losses, 17 quarterback hurries and 12.5 sacks.
Buck rode a publicity campaign of “One Buck” dollar bills in leading BYU to an 8-5 record and a berth in the Freedom Bowl in 1986.
“For me it was just a thrill to be on the field every Saturday at BYU,” said Buck. “To win the Outland Trophy was a dream come true.”
MOHAMMED ELEWONIBI: 1989 OUTLAND TROPHY WINNER
Mohammed Elewonibi, a 6-5, 290, senior from British Columbia, Canada, spent his childhood in his native Nigeria and didn’t play football until after high school, at Snow Junior College. “Mount Mohammed” led BYU to a 10-3 record, a berth in the Holiday Bowl in 1989 and graded out four times with perfect pass protection as a senior.
The Outland Trophy honors the outstanding interior lineman in the nation and was first presented in 1946 by the Football Writers Association of America.
The award is named for its benefactor, Dr. John H. Outland.