July 10, 2014 at 10:26 am

MSU's Jack Allen, Jack Conklin on preseason watch list for Outland Trophy

Jack Conklin was named first-team Freshman All-American by the Sporting News last season. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press)

Michigan State offensive linemen Jack Allen and Jack Conklin are among 64 players on the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy, given annually to the nationís top interior lineman.

Allen, a junior from Hinsdale, Ill., has made 24 starts on the Spartansí offensive line the last two seasons Ė 19 at center, five at left guard. He was an academic All-Big Ten selection in 2012 and 2013.

Conklin, a sophomore from Plainwell, Michigan, started 10 games at left tackle and three at right tackle last season as a redshirt freshman. He also was an academic All-Big Ten selection last season.

The 2013 Outland winner was Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald.