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2016 Spring Watch List Released

05/17/2016 11:28 AM -

PRESS RELEASE --- Tuesday, May 17, 2016

 

The Rimington Trophy Committee has released its 2016 Spring Watch List, which includes the following top centers in Division I football. In order to create this list, the committee accepted nominations from programs across the country that submitted their current starting centers for consideration.

 

The following is a list of those named to the 2016 Spring Watch List:

 

Conference

School

 

First Name

Last Name

Class Year

Height

Weight

Am. Athl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cincinnati

 

Deyshawn

Bond

SR

6'1

295

 

Connecticut

 

Ryan

Crozier

RS SO

6'4

296

 

Houston

 

Will

Noble

SO

6'4

290

 

Memphis

 

Drew

Kyser

SO

6'5

300

 

SMU

 

Evan

Brown

JR

6'3

306

 

Temple

 

Brendan

McGowan

Grad

6'3

298

 

Tulsa

 

Chandler

Miller

SO

6'3

290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clemson

 

Jay

Guillermo

SR

6'3

325

 

Florida State

 

Alec

Eberle

RS SO

6'4

287

 

Georgia Tech

 

Freddie

Burden

RS SR

6'4

299

 

Miami

 

Nicholas

Linder

JR

6'3

300

 

North Carolina

 

Lucas

Crowley

SR

6'3

290

 

Pittsburgh

 

Alex

Officer

RS JR

6'4

335

 

Syracuse

 

Jason

Emerich

RS SR

6'3

284

 

Virginia

 

Jackson

Matteo

SR

6'5

290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Ten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois

 

Joe

Spencer

SR

6'4

300

 

Iowa

 

Sean

Welsh

JR

6'3

288

 

Maryland

 

Brendan

Moore

SO

6'3

295

 

Michigan

 

Mason

Cole

JR

6'5

305

 

Nebraska

 

Dylan

Utter

SR

6'1

295

 

Wisconsin

 

Michael

Deiter

SO

6'6

316

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baylor

 

Kyle

Fuller

SR

6'5

310

 

Kansas State

 

Dalton

Risner

SO

6'5

300

 

Oklahoma

 

Jonathan

Alvarez

Junior

6'3

315

 

Oklahoma State

 

Brad

Lundblade

JR

6'3

300

 

TCU

 

Austin

Schlottman

JR

6'6

300

 

Texas Tech

 

Tony

Morales

SR

6'3

285

 

West Virginia

 

Tyler

Orlosky

RS SR

6'4

295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C-USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIU

 

Michael

Montero

SR

6'2

299

 

Florida Atlantic

 

Dillon

DeBoer

Grad

6'6

295

 

Middle Tennessee

 

Daniel

Stephens

SR

6'2

306

 

Old Dominion

 

Nick

Clarke

SO

6'4

301

 

Southern Miss

 

Cameron

Tom

SR

6'4

287

 

WKU

 

Max

Halpin

RS SR

6'3

295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling Green

 

Tim

McAuliffe

RS JR

6'0

272

 

Buffalo

 

James

O'Hagan

SO

6'2

308

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mtn. West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado State

 

Jake

Bennett

JR

6'3

295

 

Hawaii

 

Asotui

Eli

RS SO

6'4

295

 

Nevada

 

Nathan

Goltry

SR

6'2

300

 

San Diego State

 

Arthur

Flores

SR

6'5

305

 

Utah State

 

Austin

Stephens

SR

6'3

305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pac-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USC

 

Toa

Lobendahn

JR

6'3

295

 

Washington

 

Coleman

Shelton

JR

6'4

292

 

Washington State

 

Riley

Sorenson

SR

6'4

327

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arkansas

 

Frank

Ragnow

JR

6'5

314

 

Georgia

 

Brandon

Kublanow

SR

6'3

282

 

Kentucky

 

Jon

Toth

SR

6'5

310

 

LSU

 

Ethan

Pocic

SR

6'7

309

 

Mississippi State

 

Jamaal

Clayborn

SR

6'4

315

 

Ole Miss

 

Robert

Conyers

SR

6'5

290

 

South Carolina

 

Alan

Knott

RS JR

6'4

280

 

Tennessee

 

Coleman

Thomas

JR

6'5

301

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Belt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arkansas State

 

Devin

Mondie

SR

6'5

304

 

Georgia Southern

 

Andy

Kwon

SR

6'2

300

 

Georgia State

 

Gabe

Mobley

SO

6'2

285

 

Idaho

 

Steve

Matlock

SR

6'2

270

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indpt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notre Dame

 

Sam

Mustipher

JR

6'2

305

 

 

While more than a dozen All-America teams are selected annually, the Rimington Trophy committee used these three prestigious teams to determine a winner:

 

·       Walter Camp Foundation (WCF)

·       Sporting News (SN)

·       Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)

 

Because the selectors of these three All-America teams can place centers in a "mix" of offensive linemen that includes guards and tackles, their 11- man first teams can often have two centers. The Rimington Trophy committee's policy is to count all players that play primarily the center position for their respective teams as centers, even though they may be listed as guards or tackles on the All- America teams.

 

The center with the most first team votes will be determined the winner. If there is a tie with first team votes, then the center with the most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by a majority vote from the Rimington Trophy committee. The

 

 

winner will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

 

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About the Rimington Trophy

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.6 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $120 million for the fight against cystic fibrosis.

 

Dave Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the John Outland Trophy's only double winner as the nation's finest college interior lineman.

 

For more on the Rimington Trophy and a list of past recipients, visit www.rimingtontrophy.com

 

About the NCFAA

The Rimington Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about its story.

 

 

 



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