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Former LSU Center Wilkerson Hired By Grambling

Former heralded LSU football player Ben Wilkerson has landed the offensive line job at Grambling.

Wilkerson, serving the past few seasons as a graduate assistant at LSU, was the 2004 Rimington Trophy winner recognizing the country's top college football center. He was the starting center on the 2003 national championship team that defeated Oklahoma and was a consensus All-American in his senior season of 2004.

Wilkerson played professional football for five seasons, four in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons, and one season in the upstart United Football League.

Another decorated former LSU performer, Justin Vincent, will serve the LSU football program in a yet to be determined role. Vincent has been assisting the program in various roles that include mentor, motivational speaker and life skills coordinator since the fall of 2011.

Vincent played running back for four seasons at LSU and best remembered for winning the MVP award in both the 2003 SEC championship and 2004 Sugar Bowl games. The 2004 Sugar Bowl win over Oklahoma featured a 117-yard effort for Vincent that gave the Tigers a BCS national title.

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