Louisiana Ragin' Cajun center Shane Vallot is described by his teammates as the funniest guy on the team.

They also point out he's a heck of a football player.

Vallot, a Lafayette native and Comeaux High alum, was named to the 2021 Rimington Award Watch List on Friday.

Vallot earned a spot on the 2020 Rimington Watch List last season, and lands back on it again.

The Rimington Award is given annually to the nation's top center.

Vallot, a redshirt junior, has started every game at center for Louisiana the last two seasons and earned third-team All-Sun Belt Conference in 2020.

At Comeaux, Vallot was a two-sport standout, competing in wrestling as well as football.

As a prep football player for the Spartans, Vallot was honored as an All-State, All-Acadiana, and First Team All-District performer as a senior in football.

Off the field, Vallot is one of the program's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representatives and a member of Louisiana Football's Leadership Council.

25 of Brad Kemp's Favorite Ragin' Cajun Sports Photographs

Best to Worst, Super Bowl 56 Betting Odds For All 32 Teams

Every #1 Overall NFL Draft Pick of the 21st Century

Get our free mobile app