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Football: Pat Elflein brings home Rimington Trophy

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OSU redshirt senior offensive lineman Pat Elflein (65) poses for pictures with fans after the Buckeyes 62-3 win against Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa Mavorgianis | Photo Editor

OSU redshirt senior offensive lineman Pat Elflein (65) poses for pictures with fans after the Buckeyes 62-3 win against Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa Mavorgianis | Photo Editor

Returning for his fifth year, Ohio State redshirt senior center Pat Elflein has been a driving force of OSU’s running attack. His ability and leadership was awarded on Thursday night, as Elflein was selected as the recipient of the Rimington Trophy.

The Rimington Trophy is presented to the nation’s best center, and is selected by determining the consensus All-American from the Walter Camp, Sporting News and Football Writers Association of America All-American teams.

“I am incredibly grateful to the representatives of the Rimington Trophy and to those who selected me to win this award,” Elflein said. “I am truly honored and proud to win this award and to be able accept it here in Atlanta with my family.”

Elflein and the Buckeyes will travel to Phoenix to face the Clemson Tigers in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, and look to advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship.

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