McNeill, a 6-9, 338-pound left tackle, has been a starter since his freshman season with the Tigers. Earlier this week he was named to the Sports Illustrated All-American squad.
On Thursday, he was at the ESPN College Awards show where he was hoping to become the third Auburn winner of the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top interior lineman. Tracy Rocker and Zeke Smith are the previous Auburn players who have won the award.
Also this week he was named to four All-SEC teams chosen by Scout.com, the league’s coaches, The Birmingham News and AP. He was also the winner of the Jacobs Trophy, which is presented annually to the Southeastern Conference’s top blocker, regardless of position.
McNeill is the 15th Auburn player to be named to the Walter Camp All-American team. Last season cornerback Carlos Rogers made the squad.
Marcus McNeill also earned All-SEC honors as a junior.
Minnesota center Greg Elsinger won the Outland Award. The other finalist was Haloti Ngata of Oregon.
The Football Writers Association of America has annually selected the winner of the award since 1946. It is the third-oldest award in major college football behind the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award. Two Auburn players, Tracy Rocker (1988) and Zeke Smith (1958), have won the honor named after Dr. John Outland, an 1890s football star at the University of Pennsylvania.
McNeill and his teammates will begin bowl practices next week following fall semester final exams.
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