O’Connell semifinalist for Outland

Wenatchee Graduate Cody O'Connell is Only Pac-12 Lineman Nominated

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(Pullman, WA)…Wenatchee graduate Cody O’Connell is a semi-finalist for the Outland Trophy, awarded to the nation’s most outstanding lineman. NCWLIFE Channel Sports Director Eric Granstrom has the story.

O’Connell is a junior left guard for the Washington State Cougars. His mother Kathy says she actually found out before Cody did in a conversation with the Cougar Media Department’s Bobby Alworth.

Cody’s Dad, Jay O’Connell, says Cody is very much about the task at hand, not thinking of anybody but the game at Colorado this weekend.

O’Connell is one of five semi-finalists and the only Pac-12 lineman nominated. Three finalists will be announced Tuesday with the award to be handed out December 8th. Watch for more of our interview with Cody’s parents Thanksgiving morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.