Notre Dame’s vaunted offensive line has officially made history.
Monday, the Associated Press named Irish guard Quenton Nelson and tackle Mike McGlinchey first-team all-Americans. Nelson and McGlinchey, who make up the left side of the team’s line, are the first pair of linemen to be named first-team all-Americans in the same season in Notre Dame history.
They are just the second and third to accomplish the feat since 1993. Tackle Ronnie Stanley was the other, earning first-team status in 2015.
Nelson and McGlinchey have helped pave the way for Notre Dame to average 279 rushing yards per game, seventh-most in the country. Should Nelson decide to skip his senior year and turn pro, both are expected to be first-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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