South Dakota State University senior center Jacob Ohnesorge, who played at Waunakee, was named the winner of the 2017 Rimington Award for the Football Championship Subdivision, according to a release from South Dakota State.
The 6-foot-3, 295-pound Ohnesorge also was named to the 2017 Associated Press FCS All-America first team.
The Rimington Trophy presentation for all divisions will be Jan. 13, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The award is presented each year to the most outstanding center in each division of college football.
Ohnesorge also recently received an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game Jan. 20 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Ohnesorge is a three-time all-Missouri Valley Conference selection who earned first-team honors his junior and senior seasons. He is expected to make his 53rd consecutive start Saturday when the Jackrabbits play host James Madison in a Football Championship Subdivision playoff semifinal. That number would match the most starts by a player in program history.
The Jackrabbits have scored a school-record 505 points this season (38.8 per game) and average 444.2 yards of total offense per game.
Ohnesorge completed his degree in mechanical engineering last year and is enrolled in graduate school at South Dakota State. He has been honored on the Missouri Valley Conference football academic honor roll three times.