74 Days Until The College Football Season Kicks Off
Another offensive tackle.
Yesterday for day 75, I covered an all time legend at the college and professional level that played at Ohio State. Now today for day 74, we stay in the Big Ten and look at an offensive tackle from Iowa.
Tristan Wirfs was a 3 star recruit out of Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Iowa. He was the seventh ranked recruit in the state of Iowa and accepted a scholarship from Iowa over Iowa State.
Wirfs played at Iowa from 2017 to 2019 where he started seven games at right tackle for the Hawkeyes as a freshman; he was the first true freshman to start at offensive tackle in the Kirk Ferentz era at Iowa. The following season, Wirfs was suspended for the season opener due to an OWI charge. He would go onto start the rest of the season.
In the offseason between his sophomore and junior year, Wirfs broke the Iowa hang clean record originally held by Brandon Scherff as he cleaned 450 pounds. Following a dominant junior year, Wirfs was named First Team Big Ten, First Team All American, and Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year.
The Iowa native would go onto be drafted thirteenth overall in the 2020 draft by the Buccaneers. Tomorrow for day 73, I’ll cover a player that was selected top ten in this past draft.