Rimington Trophy Releases 2007 Spring Watch List
Awarded to nation's best center
May 2, 2007
Courtesy The Sports Group
A total of 46 players are named to the list, making it easily the largest Rimington Trophy Watch List to date. While 11 players make their return from the 2006 campaign, 35 new Centers will be vying for the trophy this year. Twenty-three of those Centers are seniors, 18 are juniors, while five are sophomores.
The Southeastern Conference leads the way with eight nominees on the list. The Western Athletic Conference and PAC-10 Conference follow with six nominees each.
"With only one returning finalist (Jonathan Luigs,
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The eight year old trophy is presented by Canon, Cornhusker Marriott, and Logitech. The award is hosted by the Boomer Esiason Foundation. West Virginia's Dan Mozes, Minnesota's Greg Eslinger, Michigan's David Baas (2004 co-winner), LSU's Ben Wilkerson (2004 co-winner), Virginia Tech's Jake Grove, Miami's Brett Romberg, Ohio State's LeCharles Bentley, and Nebraska's Dominic Raiola are past recipients. Esiason created his foundation in 1993 to support research and treatment of cystic fibrosis. Esiason and Dave Rimington were teammates on the Cincinnati Bengals from 1984-87. Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first team
The winner is selected by determining the consensus
American Football Coaches Association
Walter Camp Foundation
Football Writers Association of
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-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 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 an awards banquet at the Rococo Theater in
2007 Rimington Trophy Watch List
Sete Aulai BYU Senior 6'0" 290 lbs.
Tim Bond Wyoming Junior 6'4" 296 lbs.
Jason Bosley Auburn Junior 6'2" 280 lbs.
Robby Felix UTEP Junior 6'3" 295 lbs.
Antron Harper Navy Senior 5'11" 272 lbs.
Brett Helms LSU Junior 6'2" 283 lbs.
Chris Joseph UCLA Senior 6'5" 282 lbs.
Robbie Krutilla Western
Doug Legursky Marshall Senior 6'3" 308 lbs.
Scott Lenahan North
Kory Lichtensteiger Bowling Green Senior 6'3" 300 lbs.
Alex Mack California Junior 6'5" 295 lbs.
Tim Mattran Stanford Senior 6'5" 300 lbs.
Trey Miranne Army Senior 6'0" 273 lbs.
A.Q. Shipley Penn State Junior 6'1" 293 lbs.
John Sullivan Notre Dame Senior 6'4" 290 lbs.
Kevin Tuminello Georgia Tech Senior 6'4" 290 lbs.
Cody Wallace Texas A&M Senior 6'4" 296 lbs.
Austin Wilkinson Rice Junior 6'2" 270 lbs.