Chase Roullier Named All-American by USA Today Sports

USA Today Sports announced its 2016 College Football All-America Teams on Thursday, and Wyoming senior center Chase Roullier was named to the Second Team All-America squad.  Roullier was one of only 10 offensive linemen in the nation selected to the USA Today All-America Teams for 2016.  Joining Roullier on the USA Today Second Team as offensive linemen were: Garett Bolles of Utah, Forrest Lamp of Western Kentucky, Tyler Orlosky of West Virginia and Sean Welsh of Iowa.  The five First Team offensive linemen were: Ryan Ramczyk of Wisconsin, Cody O’Connell of Washington State, Pat Elflein of Ohio State, Nico Siragusa of San Diego State and Connor Williams of Texas.

Roullier has played in 46 career games and has started 40 at Wyoming.  After playing his first three seasons as a Cowboy at left guard, Roullier moved to center this season to help his team.  He was named a First Team All-Mountain West selection as a senior in voting by conference head coaches and media.  Roullier was also elected a team captain by his teammates each of the past two seasons.  

Earlier this fall, Roullier was named one of 156 national semifinalists for the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy.  The Campbell Trophy is recognized as college football’s premier scholar-athlete award.  The 156 semifinalists came from all divisions of college football.  

In 2016, Roullier was also named to both the Outland Trophy Award Watch List and the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List.  

Roullier is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at UW and is on schedule to graduate in December 2016.  He has achieved a 3.206 cumulative grade-point average.  Roullier is a native of Savage, Minn.  He was a three-time Academic All-Mountain West Conference selection in 2013, ’14 and ‘15, and is on track to earn that honor for a fourth consecutive year in 2016.