ASU Football: "All-Sun Devils first team" offensive line

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Breaking down the five best offensive linemen in Arizona State history.

The trenches at Arizona State have been home to some of the best offensive linemen in college football. We covered the second team offensive line and now we get to the best of the best.

Left Tackle: Juan Roque

The Ontario, California, native joined Bruce Snyder's squad in 1992 after originally committing to play football at Southern California. As a freshman, Roque originally lined up on the defensive side of the football, his sophomore year is when he made the switch to the offensive line.

Roque began his campaign at left tackle in 1994 and in 1995 Roque protected the blind side of Jake Plummer, earning first team All-Pac-10 at the end of the season.

In 1996, Roque helped lead the way for Arizona State's 11-1 Rose Bowl team. He earned first team All-Pac-10 honors and was named a consensus All-American. In 2009, he was inducted into the Arizona State University Sports Hall of Fame.

Roque was selected in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft, however a knee injury forced him out of the league within five years.

Left Guard: George Fadok

Fadok played at Arizona State from 1974-77 under Frank Kush. Fadok was named a first team All-Western Conference performer in 1977 and was also named an honorable mention All-American that season.

In 1975, Fadok started at left guard and helped to pave the way for a 12-0 team that defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers 17-14 in the Fiesta Bowl.

Center: Mike Pollack

Pollack was a hometown kid that came to Arizona State in 2003 from Tempe, Arizona.  After redshirting in 2003, Pollack played in eight games and started four at center in 2004 and the next season played in 12 games after replacing an injured Grayling Love.

In 2006, Pollack took over full-time under center. He was named to the second team All-Pac-10 team and was named Arizona State's Most Outstanding Lineman. In 2007, he earned first team All-Pac-10 honors and won Arizona State's Tim Landers Award for outstanding work ethic and the Pat Tillman award for character.

Pollack started the final 31 games of his career under center and snapped the ball to Rudy Carpenter every game Carpenter started. Pollack was taken in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Colts and still plays in the league.

Right Guard: Randall McDaniel

The valley product started off his Arizona State career as a tight end and was converted to an offensive guard in his first collegiate season. He became a regular in the starting lineup in 1984, which was the last for head coach Darryl Rogers.

McDaniel's breakout season came in 1986, when Arizona State went 10-1-1 and beat Michigan in the Rose Bowl. McDaniel was named an honorable mention All-American in that season and was a first team All-Pac-10 selection.

In 1987, McDaniel became the 11th player in Arizona State history to be named a consensus All-American. That season, he won the Morris Trophy, as the best lineman in the Pac-10.

McDaniel left Arizona State in 1987 as a two-time All-American, two-time All-Pac-10 honoree, a Morris Trophy award winner, a Pac-10 champion and a Rose Bowl winner. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

McDaniel remains the only player born in Arizona to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Right Tackle: Victor Leyva

Leyva was a four-year starter at Arizona State from 1997-2000. As a freshman in 1997 he earned Freshman All-American honors while starting at right guard.

In 1999, Leyva made the switch to right tackle and that season he was named an Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honoree. As a senior in 2000, he became a First Team All-Pac-10 right tackle. He remains one of the few Sun Devils to ever start four seasons on the offensive line.

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