Data Scout Notes: **2016: RimingtonTrophyWinner/OutlandTrophyFinalist/OLOYCM/1stC...PRim/POutland-OG...2015: 1stC/1stM...PLombardi/POutland...2014: 1stC...2013: NA...2012: NA
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Draft Scout Pat Elflein News
07/27/17 - C Pat Elflein, a rookie third-round draft pick out of Ohio State, is getting rave reviews from the coaching staff. Don't be surprised if he moves ahead of young veteran Nick Easton by the midpoint of the preseason. Elflein has the perfect center's body and appears to be strong enough to handle the physical nature of the position. Coaches also believe he has the mental capabilities to learn the offense fast enough to be able to make all the line calls by the start of the regular season.
12/15/16 - 2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Center Pat Elflein, Ohio State...Elflein, a finalist for the Outland Trophy, started all 12 games this season in his first year playing center. He, along with Price and Jones, anchored an offensive line that helped the Buckeyes rank ninth in the nation in scoring (42.7 ppg) and rushing offense (258.3 ypg) and 24th in total offense (479.5 ypg). Ohio State led the Big Ten in scoring, total offense and rushing yards. - Ohio State Football
12/09/16 - 2016 RIMINGTON TROPHY WINNER: Ohio State senior Pat Elflein was awarded the 2016 Rimington Trophy, given to the nation’s most outstanding center, on Thursday, December 8 at the ESPNU Red Carpet Show preceding the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show. Because of his leadership both on and off the field, Head Coach Urban Myer stated, “Pat is an All-American center, but he's also an all-American person, which is even more important. He came back to school for a fifth season to complete his degree and to lead this young team. I have tremendous respect for Pat. That’s why I named him a team captain back in January. I love him like a member of my family and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for him.”
Named the Big Ten Conference’s Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year this season and a first-team all-Big Ten choice for the third consecutive year, Elflein was not only a Rimington Trophy finalist, but also a finalist for the Outland Trophy and one of 20 players under consideration for the Lombardi Award. A team captain and a starter in 40 consecutive games, Elflein has anchored an Ohio State offensive line that ranks ninth nationally in rushing at 258.3 yards per game and is one of three units selected as finalists for the Joe Moore Offensive Line of the Year Award. - Ohio State Football
11/30/16 - 2016 BIG TEN RIMINGTON-PACE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): Pat Elflein, Ohio State...Elflein, a finalist for the Outland Trophy, started all 12 games this season in his first year playing center. He, along with Price and Jones, anchored an offensive line that helped the Buckeyes rank ninth in the nation in scoring (42.7 ppg) and rushing offense (258.3 ypg) and 24th in total offense (479.5 ypg). Ohio State led the Big Ten in scoring, total offense and rushing yards. - Ohio State Football
11/23/16 - 2016 OUTLAND TROPHY FINALIST: Pat Elflein, C, Ohio State...Elflein, a 6-3, 300-pound senior from Pickerington, Ohio, has started all 11 games for the second-ranked Buckeyes (10-1), who play Michigan on Saturday in a showdown of Big Ten East Division powers. He is the only senior on Ohio State's offensive line and has 40 career starts. He played guard was named All-Big Ten First Team twice as a sophomore and junior prior to this season, but moved to center because he projects to play the position in the NFL. The Buckeyes rank fifth in the nation in scoring (43.8 ppg), eighth in rushing offense (263.1 ypg) and 21st in total offense (493.1 ypg). - Ohio State Football