Oklahoma State Defensive Tackle Vincent Taylor was named a finalist for the SBNation Piesman Trophy today. The Piesman Trophy was created by our parent site, and has very simple requirements to be eligible.
The Piesman Trophy will be awarded for the best play in which a lineman throws, catches, or runs with the ball, because those are things linemen don't usually do. The play can come from any level of college football, from FBS to Division III.
His prize won’t come easily, though. He has some stiff competition.
You voted! Now meet the finalists for the 2016 Piesman Trophy! pic.twitter.com/DDnxd3vBnu— Piesman Trophy (@piesmantrophy) December 1, 2016
Taylor advanced into the finals following a round of voting that narrowed the field from 52 plays to the final 3 above.
Also in the mix for Oklahoma State was a pair of plays from the Kansas game.
No team has more @PiesmanTrophy nominees than #okstate. Make sure you vote for all three! https://t.co/kh2PL3kJXi #Piesman pic.twitter.com/UZyuelM1vH— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) November 28, 2016
Taylor has had an incredible season, amassing 41 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and is tied for first in the nation with 4 blocked kicks this season.
The winner of the award will be announced December 9th.