Rimington Trophy 2003 Watch List
Friday, August 15, 2003
By David W. Unkle
DALLAS, TX --- The Dave Rimington Trophy today released the first watch list of top collegiate centers for the 2003 season. Awarded annually to the best center in the country, the Dave Rimington Trophy enters the 2003 season with a strong field of potential stand-out centers.
The Rimington Trophy recipient is determined by a consensus of the four All-America teams: The Walter Camp Football Foundation, America Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America, and “The Sporting News.”
The four-year old trophy (Nebraska’s Dominic Raiola, Ohio State's LeCharles Bentley, and Miami’s Brett Romberg are past recipients) is presented by Canon, USA and Black & Decker. The award is hosted by the Boomer Esiason Foundation which was established 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 All-America center at Nebraska in 1981 and ’82 years in which he became the John Outland Trophy’s only double winner as the nation’s premiere college interior lineman.
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