Laramie, Wyo.– Wyoming junior offensive guard Chase Roullier was recognized this week by Pro Football Focus as one of the top offensive linemen in college football. Pro Football Focus is a website that grades the performance of college and professional players across the nation. In its story this week titled “The 10 Best Players in the Trenches”, PFF ranked Roullier as the No. 9 best college player among offensive and defensive linemen.
Roullier was given the highest combined grade among offensive guards in ratings of both run and pass blocking. The only offensive guard to earn a higher spot in the “Top 10 Best Players in the Trenches” rankings was Stanford’s Joshua Garnett. Garnett’s superior run-blocking grade earned him the No. 4 spot.
Here is what Pro Football Focus had to say about Roullier, “Chase Roullier of Wyoming has had himself an impressive year, grading out very well in both run blocking (+26.0) and pass protection (+9.3). In both categories, Roullier ranks in the top ten among all guards. His strength seems to lie in the run game, but not by much – Roullier has an outstanding pass blocking efficiency rating of 99.3 (No. 3 nationally) and has not allowed a single sack this year. His consistency in both areas is what has earned him PFF’s No. 1 overall grade for guards this season (+37.5).”
Roullier has started 26 of 32 career games for the Cowboys, including starting the last 25 consecutive games. He earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference honors as a sophomore in 2014, and should be a leading candidate for All-Mountain West honors this year as a junior. The native of Savage, Minn., is also an outstanding student, majoring in mechanical engineering.