The Rimington Trophy Committee announced today that Clemson offensive lineman Sean Pollard has been named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy. The full watch list and additional information from the Rimington Trophy Committee is included below.
In the year it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the Rimington Trophy Committee is pleased to announce its watch list of 80 Division I centers for the 2019 fall season. To build this list, the committee accepted nominations from all eligible programs across the country for consideration. This preseason and for the second year, centers were nominated from every conference.
The following is a list of those named to the 2019 Fall Watch List:
Noah Hannon, Appalachian StateJosh McCauley, ArizonaCohl Cabral, Arizona StateJacob Still, Arkansas StatePeyton Reeder, Army West PointKaleb Kim, AuburnAndrew Poenitsch, Ball StateGarrett Larson, Boise StateAlec Lindstrom, Boston CollegeJack Kramer, Bowling GreenJames Empey, BYUMichael Saffell, CaliforniaSteve Eipper, Central MichiganJaelin Fisher, CharlotteJakari Robinson, CincinnatiSean Pollard, Clemson Trey Carter, Coastal CarolinaTim Lynott, Jr., ColoradoJack Wohlabaugh, DukeDallas Connell, FIUNick Buchanan, FloridaJunior Diaz, Florida AtlanticDeontrey Hill, GeorgiaKenny Cooper, Georgia TechKohl Levao, HawaiiDoug Kramer, IllinoisHunter Littlejohn, IndianaColin Newell, Iowa StateAdam Holtorf, Kansas StateNate Warnock, Kent StateDrake Jackson, KentuckyKody Russey, Louisiana TechT.J. McCoy, LouisvilleLloyd Cushenberry, III, LSULevi Brown, MarshallJohnny Jordan, MarylandDustin Woodward, MemphisDanny Godlevske, Miami (OH)Cesar Ruiz, MichiganMatt Allen, Michigan StateJosh Fannin, Middle TennesseeDarryl Williams, Mississippi StateTrystan Colon-Castillo, MizzouFord Higgins, NavyKyle Stapley, New MexicoSosaia Mose, North TexasJared Allen Thomas, NorthwesternJarrett Patterson, Notre DameSteven Hayes, OhioCreed Humphrey, OklahomaJohnny Wilson, Oklahoma StateJake Hanson, OregonMichal Menet, Penn StateJimmy Morrissey, PittMichael Maietti, RutgersKeith Ismael, San Diego StateHayden Howerton, SMUBrian Ankerson, South AlabamaTrace Clopton, Southern MissDrew Dalman, StanfordAiron Servais, SyracuseKellton Hollins, TCUMatt Hennessy, TempleBrandon Kennedy, TennesseeZach Shackelford, TexasRyan McCollum, Texas A&MAaron Brewer, Texas StateBryce Harris, ToledoChristian Montano, TulaneLee Dufour, UABJordan Johnson, UCFBoss Tagaloa, UCLABobby Reynolds, ULMSid Acosta, UNLVBrett Neilon, USCDerron Gatewood, UTEPNick Harris, WashingtonFrederick Mauigoa, Washington StateLuke Jurgia, Western MichiganTyler Biadasz, WisconsinSeth Joest, WKU
While more than a dozen All-America teams are selected annually, the Rimington Trophy committee uses these three prestigious teams to determine a winner:
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 18, 2020.
About the Rimington TrophyThe 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 $4.2 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.