2015 All-SEC Second Team (Coaches)
2015 SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (at Mississippi State, vs. South Carolina)
JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Starter at center in all 11 games this season after starting 12 games last season with nine at right guard and three at center ... Had a dominant season in which he led the team with 128.5 knockdown blocks, the most by any LSU offensive lineman in a season since at least 2010 ... Played the second-most snaps on the line at 730 this season ... Recorded double-digit knockdowns in six games this season, including a career-high 18 at Ole Miss ... Also had 16 knockdowns at Mississippi State, 15 vs. Auburn, 17 vs. South Carolina, 13.5 against Florida and 14 vs. Texas A&M ... Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week against Mississippi State and South Carolina ... Played every offensive snap in seven games (Auburn, Syracuse, Florida, Western Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas A&M) ... Helped paved the way for Leonard Fournette's single-season LSU rushing record of 1,741 yards ... Big reason why LSU ranks ninth nationally in rushing at 245.9 yards per game.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
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 … In all, played every offensive snap in eight of LSU’s 13 games … Finished third on team with 72.5 knockdown blocks … Starts came at center (3) and right guard (9) … Started first two games at center in place of Elliott Porter … Shifted to right guard for the Mississippi State contest and remained there until the second quarter of the Arkansas game … Returned to center in the second quarter against Arkansas after Porter went down with a season-ending ankle injury … Closed out season starting at center against Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl … Had 11 knockdown blocks in wins over Ole Miss and New Mexico State.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in six games with one start … 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 … Filled in for one play against Ole Miss at center for Elliott Porter and then was pressed into action at center against Arkansas when Porter went down with an injury … Was at center, along with fellow true freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings, for LSU’s last-minute 99-yard game-winning drive against the Razorbacks in the season-finale … For the year, played 102 offensive snaps with 11 knockdowns … Had four knockdown blocks in just 21 snaps against Arkansas, easily the best game of his young collegiate career.
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 … Named a 2013 Under Armour All-American and first-team USA Today All-American … Ranked as a five-star prospect by PrepStar and named to the Top 150 PrepStar Dream Team … A four-star prospect according to Rivals.com, 247sports.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com … Rated as the No. 3 offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals and the No. 7 offensive tackle by 247sports … Ranked as one of the Top 100 recruits in the nation, regardless of position, by all major recruiting sites … Named to the IFCA 6A All-State team … Led Lemont to a state semifinal appearance as a senior … Coached by Eric Michaelsen.
Parents are Kim and Gary Pocic … Born Aug. 5, 1995 … 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 and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors twice … Majoring in sports administration.