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Cory Johnson helps his Piesman Trophy hopes


SB Nation created an award “to honor the greatest out-of-the-ordinary play by a lineman”. The winner will win the Piesman Trophy. The requirements to become eligible are:

The Piesman Trophy will be awarded for the best play in which a lineman throws, catches, or runs with the ball, because those are things linemen don’t usually do. The play can come from any level of college football, from FBS to Division III.

SB Nation has a list of 24 voters who will decide the winner at the end of the college football season. Read more about the award here.

Cory ‘Poop” Johnson, who first became eligible with his 77-yard touchdown return against Tennessee added to his resume last night. Johnson’s one-handed interception could potentially seal the victory for the 300-pound defensive lineman.

He didn’t break any tackles or even catch a pass, but Kentucky’s Cory Johnson became a Piesman Trophy candidate on Saturday when he scooped up a fumble and ran 77 yards for the score.

In my opinion, his interception last night ended the competition. If Johnson doesn’t win the first ever Piesman Trophy, I am going to be very upset.


Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard