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All-Ferentz Team: Offensive Line

July 5, 2019

Written by Rob Howe

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – I thought about a starting point for the unveiling of our All-Kirk Ferentz teams. I landed pretty quickly here.

The Ferentz name is synonymous with the offensive line. The Iowa coach is considered one of the country’s top minds when it comes to the big guys in the trenches.

If you missed our introduction to this project, you can get up to speed HERE. Thank you again to the voters.

We broke the offensive line survey into tackles, guards and centers. From there, we came up with first and second teams along with honorable mentions.

TACKLE

First Team

Robert Gallery and Brandon Scherff

Skinny: These two dudes each won the Outland Trophy, were the Big Ten’s Offensive Lineman of the Year as seniors and were selected among the Top 5 overall picks in the NFL Draft.

Second Team

Bryan Bulaga and Marshal Yanda

Skinny: You know it’s stiff competition when a future NFL Hall of Fame inductee like Yanda and Bulaga, a Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, land on the second unit. And the honorable mentions ain’t too shabby, either.

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Honorable Mention: Riley Reiff, Alaric Jackson, David Porter, Pete McMahon, Kyle Calloway.

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GUARD

First Team

Eric Steinbach and Sean Welsh

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Skinny: Steinbach was named a unanimous all-American, the Big Ten’s Offensive Lineman of the Year and twice earned first-team all-conference honors. Welsh started for four seasons and was twice all-Big Ten.

Second Team

Seth Olsen and Dace Richardson

Skinny: Olsen started for three years and offered great versatility. Richardson played tackle as a true freshman. Injuries pushed him inside, where he was first-team all-conference as a senior.

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CENTER

First Team

James Daniels

Skinny: Daniels played as a true freshman and started two seasons before leaving early for the NFL. He’s projected to be the Chicago Bears starting center in Year 2.

Second Team

Bruce Nelson

Skinny: Nelson was the rock in the middle of Iowa’s best offensive line under Ferentz, starting 48 games. He earned first-team all-American and all-Big Ten honors as a senior.

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