The 6th Annual Outland Semi-Finalists Reception in Omaha will make national news! “LIVE FROM OMAHA NEBRASKA,” the Greater Omaha Sports Committee will Officially Announce the Semi-Finalists for this year’s Outland Award Trophy from the 2019 Outland Award Watch List  Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at  7 PM at THE Old Mattress Factory, Downtown 501 N 13th St. Doors opened at 6:00 pm. The Reception is Only $15 to attend. The Outland Trophy Award Dinner’s emcee, Greg Sharpe, Voice of the Huskers, will again be the event’s Master of Ceremonies.

The evening plans will include a number of familiar faces in the Omaha Sports Community invited including, Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald, members of the Outland Trophy Award Dinner Committee, Rotary Club of Omaha -Downtown and the Greater Omaha Sports Committee. Husker Greats will also be in attendance including Larry Jacobson, Johnny Rodgers, Calvin Jones and several others. The Outland Dinner Committee would like to thank our Reception Sponsors Coca-Cola, Coors Light, The Old Mattress Factory and the Omaha World-Herald.

Tickets are on sale now – $15. We are encouraging people to purchase tickets for there will be door prizes through out the night and each ticket includes 2 Beers and Hors d’ oeuvres. We are looking for any help to sell tickets.

The committee will offer a silent auction with exciting items! A hint of these items similar to last year which included: Front Row tickets to the College World Series;  Autographed items from the KC Chiefs’; Autographed books by Tom Shatel, Creighton Blue Jay Basketball Tickets on Mid-Court; Nebraska Basketball Tickets; and more.

The Greater Omaha Sports Committee is excited to have this opportunity to recognize these outstanding players that could become the 74th winner of this prestigious trophy, which is the nation’s third oldest college football award. The Werner Enterprises Outland Trophy Award Dinner, hosted by Omaha for 22 years, will be presenting the Outland Trophy again this year, Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, at a banquet in Omaha, Nebraska. These unsung heroes deserve attention and recognition for their hard work, sweat and blood, poured into battle every Saturday for a game that is won or lost in the trenches. The one that rises to be the Best, the unsung hero, the Outland Winner! This Announcement will lead into ESPN’s announcement of the three finalists for the 2018 Outland on Tuesday, November 26, and The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, December 12. The NFID Outland Trophy Award Dinner Presented by Werner Enterprises will be held in Omaha on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the Hilton Omaha Hotel Downtown.  

Mark your Calendars! For the 23rd consecutive year, Omaha will present the Outland Trophy Award to college football’s top interior lineman. This year the NFID Outland Trophy Award Dinner Presneted by Werner Enterprises will be held Wed, January 15th, 2020, at 7:00 pm, at the Hilton Omaha Hotel Downtown, 10th & Cass Streets. Tickets are $100.00 and tables of ten sell for $1000.00. Also appearing at the dinner for the 22nd straight year will be the winners of Nebraska’s football senior awards – the Novak Trophy, the Chamberlin Trophy and the Cletus Fischer Native Son Award. UNL Football Coaches and UNL Assistant Coaches will be invited to attend. For the 6th Annual Tom Osborne Legacy Award, sponsored by Rotary Downtown Chapter.  Last year -  Tom’s former Assistant coach, Nebraska’s former Head Coach and Now Ohio University Head Coach Frank Solich received the Tom Osborne Legacy Award at the same banquet.


  • Occurred Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Old Mattress Factory

1001 Cass St
Omaha, NE 68102


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