College: One of the top offensive linemen in LSU history. Three-year starter with 37 career stars (27 at center, 9 at right guard, 1 at left tack-le). LSU was 25-12 with Pocic in the starting line-up, which included a 20-7 record with him at cen-ter. LSU produced a 1,000-yard rusher in each of his years as a starter. First-Team All-America by Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) in 2016. Second Team All-America as a senior in 2016 from both Walter Camp, Sporting News and American Football Coaches Association. Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week five times during his career, including an SEC-best three times in 2016. Senior Bowl invitee.
Senior: Started all 12 games for the Tigers, 11 at center and once at right tackle due to injuries. Named Permanent Team Captain for the 2016 season. Led all LSU offensive linemen in snaps (752), knockdowns (106) and “great effort” plays (38). Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors three times – vs. Missouri, Ole Miss and Arkansas. Gave up just one sack all season (vs. Missouri) and was whistled for only three penal-ties (on 752 snaps) all year (1 vs. Mississippi State, 1 vs. Missouri, 1 vs. Arkansas). As a unit, LSU averaged 233.0 rushing yards per game.
Junior: Starter at center in all 12 games as a jun-ior in 2015. Named to the All-SEC Second Team by the league’s coaches. Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week against Mississippi State and South Carolina. Helped paved the way for Leonard Fournette’s single-season LSU rushing record of 1,953 yards. Major key to LSU’s running game that ranked No. 7 nationally in rushing at 256.8 yards per game. Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Sophomore: Played and started 12 games for the Tigers as a sophomore in 2014. Missed the Louisiana-Monroe game with an injury. Played a total of 743 snaps and did not miss an offensive play in the last five games of the season. Finished third on team with 72.5 knockdown blocks. Starts came at center (3 games) and right guard (9 games).
Freshman: Played in six games with one start in 2013. Started in place of an injured Elliott Porter against Furman and helped the Tigers to a 48-16 win. Played all 64 offensive snaps against Furman. Other action came against UAB (9 snaps), Kent State (7), Ole Miss (1), and Arkansas. For the year, played 102 offensive snaps with 11 knockdowns.
Personal: Played his high school ball at Lemont H.S. in Lemont, Ill. where he was coached by Eric Michaelsen. Ranked as one of the top prep linemen in the nation in 2013. First-team Parade All-American as a senior. Graduated from high school in December and enrolled at LSU in January. Took part in spring practice and earned Newcomer Most Improved Award after the spring game. Led Lemont to a state semifi-nal appearance as a senior. Parents are Kim and Gary Pocic. His brother, Graham, played at the University of Illinois where he started 36 games on the offensive line in his four years with the Illini. Graduated in December of 2016 with a degree in sports administration.