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Iowa's Brandon Scherff was named an all-American Thursday. And a bigger prize could be coming Thursday evening.

Scherff, the Hawkeyes' left offensive tackle, was named a first-team all-American by both USA TODAY and CBSsports.com.

Scherff becomes the 12th Iowa player to be named to an all-American team under coach Kirk Ferentz. He joins Riley Reiff, Adrian Clayborn, Bryan Bulaga, Pat Angerer, Shonn Greene, Nate Kaeding, Robert Gallery, Eric Steinbach, Bruce Nelson, Dallas Clark and Brad Banks.

The 6-foot-5, 320-pound senior from Denison is also one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy. That announcement, along with the unveiling of the Walter Camp all-American team, will be made Thursday evening.

Scherff has started every game the past two seasons, and is projected as a sure-fire first-round NFL Draft pick in April. ESPN's Mel Kiper, Jr., has Scherff sixth on his latest first-round projection list.