FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2013


CONTACT:
Michelle Pelini
Rimington Trophy
mpelini@esiason.org



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. 



David Andrews
Georgia
6'2"
295
Junior
Russell Bodine
North Carolina
6'4"310Junior
Evan Boehm
MIssouri6'3"315
Sophomore
Jake Brendel
UCLA
6'5"276
RS Sophomore
Betim Bujari
Rutgers6'4"290
Junior
Ben Clarke
Hawaii6'3"275
Sophomore
Sean Conway
Western Kentucky
6'3"305
Senior
Dillon Day
Mississippi State
6'4"295RS Junior 
Reese Dismukes
Auburn
6'3"290
RS Junior
Dominic Espinosa
Texas
6'4"300
Junior
Dillon Farrell
New Mexico
6'5"292
Senior
Jay Finch
Georgia Tech
6'3"285Senior
B.J. Finney
Kansas State
6'4"303
Junior
Matt Galas
Nevada
6'1"280Junior
Bryce Giddens
Arkansas State
6'0"225Sophomore
Hroniss Grasu
Oregon6'3"297Junior 
Gus Handler
Colorado6'3"290Senior 
Jonotthan Harrison
Florida6'4"299
RS Junior
Andre Huval
Louisiana-Lafayette6'1"290
Senior 
Gabe Ikard
Oklahoma6'3"298
RS Senior 
Travis Jackson
Michigan State
6'3"280
Junior
David Kekuewa
Bowling Green
6'2"308Junior
Ryan Kelly
Alabama6'5"290
RS Sophomore
Zac Kerin
Toledo6'5"300
Senior
Kody Koebensky
Arizona State
6'3"290
Senior
Tyler Larsen
Utah State
6'4"312
Senior
Taylor Lasecki
SMU
6'3"288
Sophomore
Corey Linsley
Ohio State
6'3"297
Junior
Macky MacPherson
Syracuse
6'2"280Senior
Mike Marboe
Idaho
6'2"301
Junior
Shane McDermott
Miami
6'4"296
Junior
Cole Pensick
Nebraska6'2"275
Senior
Ryan Powis
Army
6'0"248
Junior
Bryce Redman
Houston
6'1"285
Junior
Austin Reiter
USF
6'3"273RS Junior
Weston Richburg
Colorado State
6'4"297RS Senior
Isaac Seumalo
Oregon State
6'3"302
Sophomore
James Stone
Tennessee
6'3"300
Senior
Bryan Stork
Florida State
6'4"312
RS Senior
Travis Swanson
Arkansas6'5"305
Senior
Evan Swindall
Mississippi
6'4"295Senior
Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
New Mexico State
6'2"285
Junior
Brandon Vitabile
Northwestern6'3"300RS Junior
Robert Waterman
UNLV6'2"290Junior



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. 

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 $2.5 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The fourteen-year old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $100 million for CF Research.

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. The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about our story.



The members of the NCFAA are unveiling their preseason watch lists over a 12-day period this month. Fifteen of the association’s 21 awards select a preseason watch list and the NCFAA has spearheaded a coordinated effort to promote each award’s preseason candidates. Following is the complete 2013 preseason watch list calendar:



Mon., July 8: Bednarik Award / Maxwell Award

Tue., July 9: Mackey Award / Rimington Trophy

Wed., July 10: Lou Groza Award / Ray Guy Award

Thurs., July 11: Bronko Nagurski Trophy / Outland Trophy

Fri., July 12: Jim Thorpe Award

Mon., July 15: Butkus Award / Rotary Lombardi Award

Tue., July 16: Biletnikoff Award

Wed., July 17: Davey O’Brien Award

Thurs., July 18: Doak Walker Award

Fri., July 19: Walter Camp Award
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