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Virginia Tech football: Christian Darrisaw named PFF’s Outland Trophy winner

The Outland Trophy is given to college football’s top interior lineman.

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Christian Darrisaw
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Virginia Tech left tackle Christian Darrisaw had one of the better seasons for an offensive lineman in school history in 2020.

Darrisaw was named first-team All-ACC and second-team All-American in the last two weeks. His blocking led to plenty of highlight reels on Twitter throughout the season and was a major reason for Virginia Tech’s success on the ground in 2020.

Pro Football Focus was high on Darrisaw throughout the season, giving him the second-highest grade for an offensive tackle in 2020.

On Tuesday, PFF named Darrisaw the Outland Trophy winner, which is given to college football’s top interior lineman.

Here is what PFF had to say about Darrisaw:

The Virginia Tech left tackle logged 293 pass-block snaps across 10 starts in 2020, yet he allowed just six pressures, all of which were hurries. He also notched the highest positively graded run-block rate in the Power 5 for his efforts as a people-mover in the Hokies’ zone-rushing attack.

Darrisaw has already declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, where he is expected to be picked somewhere in the first round.

Darrisaw, a junior from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, is a former three-star recruit who is one of the Justin Fuente era's best success stories.