The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best interior lineman on offense or defense in the country.
Lefeld was named a preseason First-Team All-American Athletic Conference selection by both Athlon Sports and Phil Steele Magazine earlier this summer and was on the preseason Outland list in 2013.
He was a 13-game starter in 2013 and a unanimous First-Team All-AAC selection. He was part of an offensive line unit that allowed only 12 sacks during the regular season, leading the American and tied for 11th best in the NCAA FBS. Strong in the classroom as well, Lefeld earned the football team’s C-Club Strothman Award for Academic Excellence, earning Academic All-AAC honors as well as his undergraduate degree in marketing in April 2014.