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2018 Fall Watch List Released

07/20/2018 7:12 AM -

PRESS RELEASE --- Friday, July 20, 2018 

 

 

The Rimington Trophy Committee announces its 2018 Fall Watch List, which includes the following 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. This preseason, centers were nominated from every conference, with 58 total nominees and 27 past watch listers. The Pac-12 leads the list with 10 nominations, followed by the ACC with 8, and the SEC with 7.

 

The following is a list of those named to the 2018 Fall Watch List:

 

Conference

School

First Name

Last Name

Class Year

Height

Weight

Am. Athl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UConn

Ryan

Crozier

RS SR

6'4

294

 

Houston

Will

Noble

SR

6'5

295

 

Memphis

Drew

Kyser

SR

6'5

295

 

Temple

Matt

Hennessy

RS SO

6'4

295

 

Tulsa

Chandler

Miller

SR

6'3

293

 

UCF

Jordan

Johnson

JR

6'2

320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clemson

Justin

Falcinelli

GRAD

6'4

305

 

Duke

Zach

Harmon

RS SR

6'3

285

 

Florida State

Alec

Eberle

RS SR

6'4

295

 

Georgia Tech

Kenny

Cooper

JR

6'3

305

 

Miami

Tyler

Curtis Gauthier

SR

6'5

305

 

NC State

Garrett

McCain Bradbury

SR

6'3

300

 

Virginia Tech

Kyle

Chung

RS SR

6'3

310

 

Wake Forest

Ryan

Anderson

SR

6'6

305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Ten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iowa

Keegan

Render

SR

6'4

307

 

Maryland

Brendan

Moore

SR

6'3

302

 

Minnesota

Jared

Weyler

RS SR

6'4

296

 

Penn State

Connor

McGovern

JR

6'5

320

 

Purdue

Kirk

Barron

SR

6'2

300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baylor

Sam

Tecklenburg

JR

6'4

306

 

Kansas State

Adam

Holtorf

JR

6'4

295

 

Oklahoma

Jonathan

Alvarez

RS SR

6'3

312

 

Texas

Zach

Shackelford

JR

6'4

305

 

Texas Tech

Paul

Stawarz

SR

6'6

295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C-USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marshall

Levi

Brown

RS JR

6'4

293

 

North Texas

Sosaia

Mose

RS JR

6'2

305

 

Old Dominion

Nick

Clarke

SR

6'4

312

 

UAB

Lee

Dufour

RS JR

6'3

300

 

UTEP

Derron

Gatewood

SR

6'2

297

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Army West Point

Bryce

Holland

SR

6'2

295

 

Notre Dame

Sam

Mustipher

GRAD

6'2.5

304

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ball State

Andrew

Poenitsch

RS JR

6'3

284

 

Buffalo

James

O'Hagan

SR

6'3

305

 

Eastern Michigan

Dakota

Tallman

SR

6'5

316

 

Miami (OH)

Danny

Godlevske

RS SO

6'2

305

 

NIU

Luke

Shively

RS SR

6'3

286

 

Western Michigan

John

Keenoy

SR

6'3

300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mtn. West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada

Sean

Krepsz

SR

6'5

325

 

Utah State

Quin

Ficklin

SR

6'2

300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pac-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona

Nathan

Eldridge

RS JR

6'3

297

 

Arizona State

Cohl

Cabral

JR

6'5

291

 

California

Addison

Ooms

RS SR

6'4

295

 

Oregon

Jake

Hanson

JR

6'5

297

 

Oregon State

Sumner

Houston

SR

6'2

290

 

Stanford

Jesse

Burkett

SR

6'4

309

 

USC

Toa

Lobendahn

RS SR

6'3

295

 

Utah

Lo

Falemaka

SR

6'5

295

 

Washington

Nick

Harris

JR

6'1

297

 

Washington State

Frederick

Mauigoa

JR

6'3

305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alabama

Ross

Pierschbacher

SR

6'4

309

 

Florida

T.J.

McCoy

RS JR

6'1

314

 

Georgia

Lamont

Gaillard

SR

6'2

308

 

Mississippi State

Elgton

Jenkins

SR

6'4

315

 

Ole Miss

Sean

Rawlings

SR

6'5

294

 

South Carolina

Donell

Stanley

JR

6'3

315

 

Texas A&M

Erik

McCoy

JR

6'4

315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Belt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia Southern

Curtis

Rainey

SR

6'2

290

 

Troy

Deontae

Crumitie

SR

6'2

296

 

 

 

While more than a dozen All-America teams are selected annually, the Rimington Trophy committee uses 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 12, 2019.

 

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About the Rimington Trophy

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding center in NCAA Division I College Football. Since its inception, the seventeen-year old award has raised over $3.6 million for the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for 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 two-time 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

 

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 our story.

 

About the NCFAA

The Rimington Trophy is a part of the National College Football Awards Association, which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA and its 24 awards now boast over 800 recipients, dating to 1935. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about its story.

 

 

Rimington Trophy Contact:

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646.292.7946

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