Kinney and Pruitt named to TSN first team; Pruitt also named to BSN first team
Practice culminates with Spring Game on April 20
Boatright, Hampton earn team MVP awards
Dale Lennon press conference transcript.
Boemer adds award to three All-America selections
2011 (Senior): Earned the Rimington Award as the top center in the FCS...College Sporting News first-team All-America selection...American Football Coaches Association first-team All-America selection...Associated Press second-team All-America selection...First-team All-Conference...Didn't allow any sacks...Posted a 93% blocking percentage...Blocked for seven 200-yard rushing games...Named team offensive lineman MVP and Toughest Saluki award by teammates...Started all 11 games, ending his career with 35 consecutive starts...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll. (Preseason): Preseason second-team All-America selection by The Sports Network...Preseason third-team All-America selection by Phil Steele Magazine...Preseason third-team All-America selection by College Sporting News...Preseason first-team All-Conference selection by Phil Steele Magazine.
2010 (Junior): First Team All-MVFC...MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week after leading SIU to a season-high 508 yards of total offense in a victory over Indiana State, Nov. 20...Named SIU's Offensive Lineman of the Game seven times...Started in all 11 games at center...Led Saluki offense to 30.1 points per game, 189.5 yards rushing and 378.2 yards of total offense...SIU averaged 194.9 yards rushing in league games and finished the year averaging 213.4 yards rushing in the last five games...Helped SIU's offense average 397.4 yards of offense in league play...Two-time recipient of the teams Annihilator Award, which goes to the offensive player with the most outstanding week of strength training...(2010 Preseason) Rated as the sixth-best center in the FCS by Phil Steele...Named to the 2010 Consensus Draft Services FCS Preseason All-America Second Team...Named to 2010 MVFC Preseason honorable mention team.
2009: Second Team All-MVFC...MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week, Sept. 21...Started all 13 games at center... Helped the Saluki offense rank No. 5 in the country in rushing yards per game (221.1) and No. 7 nationally in scoring offense (34.0)...Part of offensive line that ranked second in the MVFC and 10th in the nation by only allowing 14 sacks in 13 games.
2008: Played in eight games...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Attended St. John Vianney, where he earned first-team all-conference honors at offensive tackle his last two prep seasons...Garnered all-metro and first-team all-state accolades as a senior...Also played lacrosse, basketball and golf.
Personal: Born April 30, 1989...Son of Jeff and Donna Boemer...Marketing major...His first cousin, Corey, is a redshirt freshman lineman for the Salukis.