Jan. 6, 2014
Offensive lineman Ben Lauer has been named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America Team, announced today.
The native of Plymouth, Minn., started four games at left tackle during the 2013 season. He then rotated with senior Ed Olson for the remaining six games. Lauer helped protect for a Gopher offense that generated 343.3 yards per game. He was named to ESPN,com’s Big Ten All-Freshman Team.
The FWAA Freshman All-America Team was selected by a 10-person panel of nationally prominent writers led by Mike Griffith of the MLive Media Group. Both true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were considered for the team.
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