Alabama offensive linemen Ross Pierschbacher was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. He was the 153rd overall pick.
He joins several former Crimson Tide players and teammates with the Redskins. Defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Da’Ron Payne, linebackers Shaun Dion Hamilton, Reuben Foster and Ryan Anderson, defensive back Landon Collins and receiver Cam Sims are all members of the Redskins.
Pierschbacher is one of the most experienced players in school history. He started 57 games in four years at Alabama at left guard, center and right guard. He is the only player in college football history to start four straight national championship games.
Teammates voted him as a permanent team captain for the 2018 season. He was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation’s best center. He was named second-team All-American and first-team All-SEC by the AP. The league coaches voted him a second-team All-SEC player in 2018 as well.
He started most of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons at left guard before moving to center for his senior season. Alabama’s offensive line won the Joe Moore Award as the nation’s best in 2015, when Pierschbacher was named to the SEC’s All-Freshman team. The AP voted him second-team All-SEC in 2016 and first-team in 2017.