Iowa’s Wirfs named B1G’s top O-lineman
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior right tackle Tristan Wirfs has been named Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Big Ten Conference.
Wirfs was named first-team all-Big Ten by league coaches and media. Offensive all-Big Ten teams, along with individual award winners, were announced Wednesday by the Big Ten Conference.
In addition to Wirfs on the first offensive unit, junior left tackle Alaric Jackson was a third-team selection by coaches and media. Junior wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette and freshman center Tyler Linderbaum received honorable mention recognition by coaches and media. Along with earning the Sportsmanship Award, senior quarterback Nate Stanley was named honorable mention all-Big Ten by conference coaches.
Wirfs is the first Hawkeye to earn the offensive lineman award since Brandon Scherff in 2014. The award for offensive line play was first presented in 1984, with Wirfs being the eighth Hawkeye to earn the honor in its 16 years.
Wirfs started nine games at right tackle and three at left tackle. He has 32 career starts in three seasons. He was one of six semifinalists for the 2019 Outland Trophy. He earned honorable mention honors in 2018, and in 2017 was the first true freshman to start at tackle under coach Kirk Ferentz.