New York, N.Y. (EETV) – The Auburn offensive line was recognized as one of three finalists for the Joe Moore Award.
This is the only major college football award that honors a group or unit. It recognizes the nation’s most outstanding offensive line unit that displays toughness, effort, teamwork, consistency, technique, and finishing.
Coached by Herb Hand, Auburn’s offensive line has helped create room for the SEC’s leading rusher Kerryon Johnson, even with multiple injuries up front and starting six different combinations this season. Senior Austin Golson has been the utility lineman for the Tigers, starting at four different positions.
The other two finalists are Alabama and Notre Dame.
The winner will be recognized in mid-December and the announcement will take place during a coordinated, surprise, on-campus presentation to the winning school.
The trophy, weighing in at more than 500 pounds and is more than five feet wide by almost seven feet tall, is the largest trophy in college football history, fitting for the big men up front.