The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced the finalists for the Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year, presented to the top high school lineman in the class of 2021. The Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year winner will be announced Wednesday, December 30, 2020.
Past winners of the award include Solomon Thomas, Derrick Brown, and Paris Johnson Jr.
Muñoz is regarded by many as the top offensive lineman in professional football history and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame after playing 13 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was named to the National Football League’s 75th Anniversary Team and to the NFL’s 1980’s All-Decade Team.
The year’s finalists are:
|OL||West Forsyth High School||Cumming||Georgia|
|Donovan Jackson||OL||Episcopal High School||Bellaire||Texas|
|Nolan Rucci||OL||Warwick High School||Lititz||Pennsylvania|
|Maason Smith||DL||Terrebonne High School||Houma||Louisiana|
|Leonard Taylor||DL||Miami Palmetto Senior High School||Miami||
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