FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior center Jonathan Luigs became the first Razorback drafted in the 2009 National Football League Draft when he was selected in the fourth round on Sunday afternoon by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Luigs was chosen with the sixth pick of the fourth round, the 106th selection overall.
“Jonathan will play a long time on the next level,” Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino said. “He is flexible enough to stay healthy. He is very, very smart. He will know what to do and will immediately pick up the offense. He has the physical tools to do it.”
The Little Rock, Ark., native became the first Razorback to win the Rimington Trophy, presented to the nation’s top center when he won the award in 2007. He also earned All-America honors and won the Jacobs Trophy, awarded annually to the best blocker in the Southeastern Conference, in his junior season.