July 10, 2014
DENTON – North Texas senior offensive lineman Cyril Lemon was named to the 2014 Outland Trophy Watch List today, given annually to the best lineman in the country.
Lemon is the first NT player on the Lombardi Watch List since 2005 when Dylan Lineberry was on the list. He is one of only two players from Conference USA on the list of 64 players.
Lemon, a three-time all-conference selection, was picked fourth-team all-America at offensive guard by Phil Steele’s Magazine earlier this summer.
Lemon is the only player in the nation to start every game since his freshman year and be named to the all-conference team in three-straight seasons. He has started 37-straight games entering his senior season.
Lemon has been part of a North Texas offensive line that has allowed only 11 sacks in 2013 and the fewest sacks in the nation with 17 over the last two years.