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02/14/19- Brian Chaffin, rJr, Rice, 6-2, 275
On a quiet signing day for Stanford football, center Brian Chaffin announced Wednesday he's moving as a graduate transfer to Rice, where he'll rejoin head coach Mike Bloomgren, the former Cardinal offensive line coach and offensive coordinator. Chaffin said he'll use his fifth year to earn a master's of business administration at the Houston school. "Thank you to God, my family, the Rice coaching staff, and my friends for making this possible!" he wrote on Twitter. "I am so excited for what the future holds! Go Owls!"

Chaffin played in 28 games in three seasons. In 2018, he played behind starter Jesse Burkett (who is graduating) and redshirt freshman Drew Dalman. Two potential centers, Branson Bragg of Crandall, Texas, and Drake Nugent of Highlands Ranch, Col., signed with Stanford in December. - Tom FitzGerald, San Francisco Chronicle

11/27/18- Garrett Bradbury, rSr, North Carolina State, 6-3, 304
2018 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): C Garrett Bradbury, Gr., NC State, 113 Votes,...Bradbury was one of eight semifinalists for the 2018 Outland Trophy, and the only center. He has played all but 13 offensive snaps this season, and has not allow a QB pressure in 411 pass attempts while he was in the game. - NC State Football

11/27/18- Justin Falcinelli, rSr, Clemson, 6-3, 315
NOV 26 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Justin Falcinelli, Clemson, Gr., C; Middletown, Md.,...Graded out at 93 percent with four knockdown blocks in the Tigers' 56-35 win over South Carolina ... Helped power Clemson to its third-highest single-game yardage total in school history, eclipsing 350 yards both passing and rushing in the contest. - ACC Football

11/20/18- Garrett Bradbury, rSr, North Carolina State, 6-3, 304
NOV 19 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Garrett Bradbury, NC State, Gr., C; Charlotte, N.C.,...Graded out 97 percent in the Wolfpack's 52-10 road win at Louisville, the highest grade for a member of the NC State offensive line during position coach Dwayne Ledford's tenure ... Tallied a pair of knockdown blocks while helping pave the way for 518 yards of total offense ... Outland Trophy semifinalist did not allow a sack or a pressure while in for 67 snaps. - ACC Football

11/14/18- David Keck, Fr, Chowan, 6-2, 270
2018 CIAA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM: David Keck, Chowan,...The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), with its Football Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association, released the 2018 All-CIAA First, Second, and Honorable Mention Football Teams as well as All-Rookie Team on Friday (11/9) afternoon. David Keck earned an All-Rookie selection. - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Football

11/12/18- Jimmy Morrissey, rSo, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 300
NOV 12 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Jimmy Morrissey, Pitt, So., C; Huntingdon Valley, Pa.,...Helped key Pitt's historic offensive day in Saturday's 52-22 win over Virginia Tech ... Cited by the coaching staff for multiple big blocks at the point of attack to spring huge runs ... Credited with several adjustment calls at the line of scrimmage that proved key as he graded out at 90 percent ... Morrissey spearheaded an attack that saw Pitt pile up a school-record 654 yards in total offense, eclipsing the prior mark of 648 set against Eastern Michigan in 1995 ... The Panthers rushed for 492 yards on 36 carries (13.7 avg.), the second-highest single-game rushing total in school history (530 vs. Army, 1975). - ACC Football

11/12/18- Tyrese Bobbitt, Fr, Shaw, 6-2, 300
2018 CIAA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM: Tyrese Bobbitt, Shaw,...The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), with its Football Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association, released the 2018 All-CIAA First, Second, and Honorable Mention Football Teams as well as All-Rookie Team on Friday (11/9) afternoon. 15 Bulldogs Earned 2018 All-Conference Honors. As for the All-Rookie Team, Shaw had two players make the list including freshman offensive lineman Tyrese Bobbitt (Creedmoor, NC) and defensive lineman Mark Shannon (Greensboro, NC). Bobbitt played an instrumental part of the offensive line at the center position while Shannon recorded nine tackles (1.1 tackles per game), four tackle for losses and one sack. - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Football

10/08/18- Ross Pierschbacher, rSr, Alabama, 6-3, 306
OCT 8 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Ross Pierschbacher, C, Alabama...Pierschbacher graded out at a team-high 93 percent in the 65-31 victory at Arkansas to earn Alabama Offensive Player of the Week honors...Accounted for four knockdown blocks as the Crimson Tide rushed for 246 yards and five touchdowns on the ground...Alabama rolled up season-high 639 yards of total offense, including 393 passing while not surrendering a sack...Provided time for QB Tua Tagovailoa to throw for 334 yards and four touchdowns in the first half while not allowing a quarterback pressure or committing a penalty in 56 snaps...Helped the Tide offensive line improve to sixth nationally, allowing just .67 sacks per game. - SEC Football

10/03/18- Bruno Reagan, rSr, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 315
RG Bruno Reagan remains VU's starter at right guard, but in the last two weeks has gotten a number of reps at center, his position last year, with Vanderbilt's struggles there. According to Pro Football Focus, Reagan leads Vanderbilt's offense in snaps (342) and his 81.7 overall grade is the second-highest among all Commodores.

09/25/18- Elgton Jenkins, rSr, Mississippi State, 6-4, 314
SEPT 17 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State...Jenkins did not allow any QB pressures as MSU's offense racked up 607 yards of total offense in a 56-10 win over Louisiana-Lafayette...The Bulldogs amassed 331 yards rushing and averaged 8.5 yards per play...According to Pro Football Focus, Jenkins has only allowed 1 hurry this entire season on 84 total pass blocks. - SEC Football

09/24/18- Jack Wohlabaugh, rSo, Duke, 6-3, 300
SEPT 17 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Jack Wohlabaugh, Duke, So., C, Akron, Ohio,...Making his first career start in Saturday's 40-27 win at Baylor, Wohlabaugh posted a team-best offensive line grade, along with four knockdown blocks...He spearheaded a Duke offense that yielded zero sacks, committed zero penalties and suffered zero turnovers...Wohlabaugh provided protection for quarterback Quentin Harris, who in his first career start threw three touchdown passes with no interceptions. - ACC Football

09/20/18- Jack Wohlabaugh, rSo, Duke, 6-3, 300
C Jack Wohlabaugh, a redshirt sophomore who transferred from Ohio State, was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts in the Baylor game. He made his first collegiate start in the game and graded out best among Duke offensive linemen.

09/17/18- Zach Shackelford, Jr, Texas, 6-3, 305
C Zach Shackelford would be listed as doubtful to play against TCU, but coach Tom Herman said Shackelford is working his way back from a foot injury. "He's still having some pain but he's going to try," the coach explained. "What that means I don't know yet. If we had to play today, he certainly could not play."

09/10/18- Creed Humphrey, rFr, Oklahoma, 6-4, 325
C Creed Humphrey had a rough beginning to his first career start, being called for a penalty on the game's first play. But Monday, coach Lincoln Riley said Humphrey played better and better as the game went on. Humphrey came off the bench in the season opener after senior Jonathan Alvarez played the first two series before Humphrey replaced him and earned the start.

09/04/18- Jon Baker, rSr, Boston College, 6-2, 290
C Jon Baker left the opening game early with an injury and his status unknown. "You know, as per the new ACC rule now -- I'm not going to be able to comment on injuries, but he's doing fine," coach Steve Addazio said after the game.

05/19/18- Michael Decker, rJr, , 6-3, 305
Nebraska starting C Michael Decker announced Saturday that is will no longer play football. "Over the past (six) months, I have taken a step back and looked at my future career goals and decided that I can no longer (accommodate) football's commitments," Decker said in a statement. "It is finally time to see that these aspirations outweighed the lacking desire to continue playing the game. Which, given the team's goals, would only hurt them by my participation." Decker started five games in 2017 for Nebraska before his sophomore season was cut short due to a knee injury. It also kept him out this spring.

04/23/18- Billy Price, rSr, Ohio State, 6-4, 305
C Billy Price, who suffered a pectoral injury at the Scouting Combine, said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday that he has made a lot of progress in his recovery and has regained full range of motion. The former Ohio State star said his recovery is to the point that he is bench-pressing 10-pound dumbbells for the first time since suffering the injury. During the Combine Price suffered a partially torn pectoral while doing the bench press. Surgery was required to repair the injury. Price, who can also play guard, was projected as a first-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com before the injury, but is now listed as the third-ranked center prospect and the No. 72 prospect overall. NFLDraftScout.com projects he will be taken in the second or third round.

03/26/18- Frank Ragnow, Sr, Arkansas, 6-5, 312
C Frank Ragnow, who missed the final five games of his senior season and needed surgery on his ankle, felt "athletic" at Arkansas Pro Day on Monday. Ragnow wasn't far enough in his rehab to work out at the Senior Bowl or even the NFL Scouting Combine last month, although he attended and said he officially met with 23 teams in Indianapolis. NFLDraftScout.com rates Ragnow as the No. 72 prospect and the third-best center, behind Iowa's James Daniels and Ohio State's Billy Price.

03/07/18- Bradley Bozeman, rSr, Alabama, 6-5, 296
Alabama's pro day featured some prominent figures in spectator roles, including NFL head coaches, highly rated prospects fresh from the combine and a former Southeastern Conference head coach expected to join the Crimson Tide staff as an analyst. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and defensive tackle Da'Ron Payne primarily watched their teammates work while a third projected first-round pick Calvin Ridley ran pass routes toward the end. Besides NFL coaches like New England's Bill Belichick, also on hand was ex-Tennessee coach Butch Jones, who was sporting Alabama jacket. The prospects weren't the only ones preparing for a new gig.

Most of the top prospects either just watched the on-the-field activities or did only position drills in addition to meetings with team officials since they had just returned in the past two or three days from the combine in Indianapolis. Center Bradley Bozeman got his first chance to perform for NFL scouts since he didn't get a combine invite. He bench-pressed 225 pounds 27 times and showed off for NFL types a slimmed-down 6-foot-5, 296-pound frame, down 32 pounds from the season. "They have their doubts about my athleticism or whatever, but I think I make up for that with my on-the-field ability and just all the intangibles that I bring to the table," Bozeman said. - AP College Football

03/06/18- Billy Price, rSr, Ohio State, 6-4, 305
C Billy Price, projected as a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, had surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle sustained during last week's NFL Scouting Combine, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. Price is rated the top center prospect in the draft and the No. 17 prospect overall by NFLDraftScout.com. Whether the surgery will affect his draft status remains to be seen. Recovery time is estimated at four months, so he is expected to be able to participate in training camp for the team that selects him.

03/02/18- Billy Price, rSr, Ohio State, 6-4, 305
Ohio State interior offensive lineman Billy Price, considered a mid-first round prospect by NFLDraftScout.com, said Friday he suffered only an "incomplete pec tear" while doing the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine. Price stopped after three repetitions on Thursday, grimacing in obvious discomfort and reaching toward his left shoulder. He said he received results of an MRI exam on Friday morning. "Looking at the MRI results, we were able to see a little bit of an issue, nothing that's going to force me to miss time at all," he said at a media interview in Indianapolis. "I'll be fine for the season going forward and I should be fine going into training camp." That was quite a relief for Price, ranked 16th overall by NFLDraftScout.com. "Oh, it's huge. You look at guys who have a complete pec tear. I have no bruising, which is huge for me. I woke up this morning and looked down there like, 'Thank God,'" he said. "No bruising, no issues in that sense. Yeah, I'm definitely happy. It's definitely something minor. It's not something that's going to make me lose time or impact me going forward in the season."

That said, he did add that he would seek a second opinion by no later than the end of the weekend and that surgery remains a potential option. He said surgery would require a four-month rehab, according to the Indianapolis Colts doctors. Price is projected to go 12th overall to the Cincinnati Bengals in a mock draft by NFLDraftScout.com's Rob Rang. Price was an All-American at left guard in 2016 before earning the same honors in 2017 as a center. Price said he had met with 19 teams over three days at the Combine, feeling that he "put my best foot forward." He said he was unsure how the setback would affect his draft stock. "Playing 55 games at Ohio State, the resume and the body of work is there," Price said. - The Sports Xchange

03/01/18- Billy Price, rSr, Ohio State, 6-4, 305
One of the top offensive line prospects in this year's NFL Draft apparently suffered an injury during the Scouting Combine on Thursday in Indianapolis. Multiple media outlets reported that Ohio State center Billy Price appeared to injure his left shoulder during bench presses. He stopped his bench press after a few repetitions, and walked away while grabbing his left shoulder and pectoral area. The severity of the injury has not been determined. Price, a first-team All-American and the Rimington Trophy winner as the best center in college football, is ranked as the top center prospect in the draft and the 16th-best prospect overall by NFLDraftScout, which projects him as a first-round draft pick. The 312-pound Price also played both guard positions during his time at Ohio State. - The Sports Xchange

02/28/18- Billy Price, rSr, Ohio State, 6-4, 305
2018 NFL Combine: Interior OL Measures Up to Expectations: Billy Price, a two-time All-American, also came up a bit short in the measurements with just 32-inch arms and a 75 1/4-inch wingspan, the smallest of any offensive linemen measured Wednesday. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/28/18- *James Daniels, Jr, Iowa, 6-3, 306
2018 NFL Combine: Interior OL Measures Up to Expectations: Iowa's James Daniels, a junior currently second on NFLDraftScout.com's center rankings, came through with a more prototypical 6-foot-3 3/8 inches, 306 pounds, along with 9 1/2-inch hands, 33 3/4-inch arms and an 80 1/4-inch wingspan. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/27/18- *James Daniels, Jr, Iowa, 6-3, 306
2018 NFL Combine: Must-see Prospects per Position: OL James Daniels, Iowa, 6-3, 295, 5.24...Currently ranked 2nd among Cs, 51st overall and a 2nd-round value...Apologies to projected top 10 pick Quenton Nelson, but at least from an athleticism and medical standpoint, Daniels is the Must-See offensive linemen of the Combine. Don't let his projected 40-yard dash number fool you, Daniels shows rare initial quickness, balance and agility, and scouts are eager to get measurements on his height, weight and arm length. For as excited as scouts are about Daniels' perceived upside, he does come with medical red flags, missing time due to knee problems each of the past two seasons. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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