FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2013
RIMINGTON TROPHY RELEASES 2013 FALL WATCH LIST
NEW YORK CITY - The Rimington Trophy committee has released its 2013 Fall Watch List.
The list includes 17 returning players from the 2012 Watch List. In all, there are 44 players on the Watch List. The SEC leads the way with nine players while the PAC-12 and the Mountain West Conference check in with five players each.
The following is a list of those named to the 2013 Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List.
|Russell Bodine||North Carolina||6'4"||310||Junior|
|Jake Brendel||UCLA||6'5"||276||RS Sophomore|
|Sean Conway||Western Kentucky||6'3"||305||Senior|
|Dillon Day||Mississippi State||6'4"||295||RS Junior |
|Reese Dismukes||Auburn||6'3"||290||RS Junior|
|Dillon Farrell||New Mexico||6'5"||292||Senior|
|Jay Finch||Georgia Tech||6'3"||285||Senior|
|B.J. Finney||Kansas State||6'4"||303||Junior|
|Bryce Giddens||Arkansas State||6'0"||225||Sophomore|
|Hroniss Grasu||Oregon||6'3"||297||Junior |
|Gus Handler||Colorado||6'3"||290||Senior |
|Jonotthan Harrison||Florida||6'4"||299||RS Junior|
|Andre Huval||Louisiana-Lafayette||6'1"||290||Senior |
|Gabe Ikard||Oklahoma||6'3"||298||RS Senior |
|Travis Jackson||Michigan State||6'3"||280||Junior|
|David Kekuewa||Bowling Green||6'2"||308||Junior|
|Ryan Kelly||Alabama||6'5"||290||RS Sophomore|
|Kody Koebensky||Arizona State||6'3"||290||Senior|
|Tyler Larsen||Utah State||6'4"||312||Senior|
|Corey Linsley||Ohio State||6'3"||297||Junior|
|Austin Reiter||USF||6'3"||273||RS Junior|
|Weston Richburg||Colorado State||6'4"||297||RS Senior|
|Isaac Seumalo||Oregon State||6'3"||302||Sophomore|
|Bryan Stork||Florida State||6'4"||312||RS Senior|
|Valerian Ume-Ezeoke||New Mexico State||6'2"||285||Junior|
|Brandon Vitabile||Northwestern||6'3"||300||RS Junior|
While more than a dozen All-America football teams are selected annually, the Rimington Trophy committee uses these four prestigious teams to determine a winner:
* American Football Coaches Association
* Walter Camp Foundation
* Sporting News
* Football Writers Association of America
Because the selectors of these four 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. Our policy is to count all players that play primarily the Center position for their respective teams as Centers, even though they maybe listed as guards or tackles on the four All American 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 most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by the Rimington Trophy committee.
The winner will be honored at Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 11, 2014.
*Please note that the watchlist is subject to change without notice due to injury, position change, and/or performance.