Pugh, a senior, has started 40 consecutive games. He helped Auburn's rushing offense lead the SEC in points (42.7 ppg), total offense (497.7 ypg) and rushing offense (287.2 ypg).
The other finalists are Colin Baxter of Arizona, Chase Beeler of Stanford, Mike Brewster of Ohio State, Jake Kirkpatrick of TCU and David Molk of Michigan.
The winner is selected by determining the consensus All-American center pick from four existing All-America teams. The committee uses the following All-American teams: American Football Coaches Association; Walter Camp Foundation; Sporting News; Football Writers Association of America.