Jeff Faine of Notre Dame was second in the voting and Bruce Nelson of Iowa was third.
The 6-3, 297-pound senior was a Rimington finalist in 2001, and has made the blocking calls for teams that have won 34 straight games.
The Hurricanes (12-0) seek their second straight national title when they face Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3.
The three-year-old Rimington Award is determined by a consensus of four All-America teams. Nebraska's Dominic Raiola and Ohio State's LeCharles Bentley were the first two winners.