July 10, 2012
New York, NY -- The Rimington Trophy committee has announced its 2012 Fall Watch List, which includes Auburn sophomore center Reese Dismukes. In all, there are 51 members of the Watch List. The Southeastern Conference leads the way with ten candidates.
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. The Rimington Trophy counts 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 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 the 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 the Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Nebraska, on January 12, 2013.
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 million. The twelve--- 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.