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LSU senior offensive lineman Ethan Pocic was named one of three finalists for the 2016 Rimington Trophy on Monday, which is awarded to the nation’s most outstanding center in college football.

The other finalists were West Virginia's Tyler Orlosky and Ohio State's Pat Elflein. Per

As one of the top offensive linemen in LSU’s history, Pocic started all 11 games for the Tigers in 2016, with 10 starts coming at center and one at right tackle. He led all LSU offensive linemen in total snaps played (680), knockdowns (92), and “great effort” plays (33). He had double-digit knockdown blocks in four games, including having a season-high 14 knockdowns in a win over Texas A&M, allowing just one sack all season.

Because of his exemplary play, Pocic earned the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honor three times in wins against Missouri, Ole Miss, and Arkansas. With Pocic at center, the LSU offense averaged 238.1 rushing yards per game and allowed only 18 sacks all season, the second-lowest total in the SEC. LSU running backs also had record games as Leonard Fournette rushed for 284 yards against the Rebels, while Derrius Guice ran for 252 against Arkansas and 285 in the season finale at Texas A&M to set a new single-game school record.
The award winner will be announced on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Would love to see this stud win this award
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