There is a reason you see Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs' name mentioned in NFL mock drafts these days. It's because he's one of the top tackles in college football. Wednesday, Wirfs, a junior from Mt. Vernon, was named the Big 10 Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Wirfs started nine games at right tackle and three at left tackle for Iowa this season. He has 32 career starts in his three seasons in Iowa City. He was named All-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media. Fellow offensive lineman Alaric Jackson received third-team honors.

Other offensive players for Iowa that received honors included junior wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette, freshman center Tyler Linderbaum, and senior quarterback Nate Stanley. All three were honorable mention All-Big Ten selections. Earlier in the week, Iowa kicker Keith Duncan was named Big Ten Kicker of the Year.

The Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year was Justin Fields of Ohio State.

 

[via Gazette]