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Rimington Trophy

Rimington Trophy
The Rimington Trophy
Awarded for the most outstanding center (football) in college football
Country United States
Presented by Boomer Esiason Foundation
First awarded 2000
Currently held by Reese Dismukes, Auburn
Official website .com.rimingtontrophywww

The Dave Rimington Trophy is awarded to the player considered to be the best Center (American football) in college football. Dave Rimington was a center who played at the University of Nebraska from 1979 to -1982.

A member of the National College Football Awards Association, the Rimington Trophy serves as a fundraiser for the Boomer Esiason Foundation's fight against cystic fibrosis. In addition to recognizing the season's most outstanding center in college football, the Rimington Trophy also recognizes legendary centers from the past by presenting the President Gerald R. Ford Legendary Center Award. The award is presented annually to a former collegiate or professional center who was either a legend on the field or off the field by making extraordinary contributions through business, civic or philanthropic endeavors. The sculptor of the Dave Rimington Trophy is Marc Mellon, also the sculptor of the NBA MVP Trophy.

Selection Process The winner of the Rimington Trophy is selected by determining the consensus All-American center pick from four existing All-America Teams.

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 (AFCA)
Walter Camp Foundation (WCF)
The Sporting News (SN)
Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)

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 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 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 a majority vote from the Rimington Trophy committee.


  • Winners 1
  • Trophies won by school 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Jake Kirkpatrick of Texas Christian University, the 2010 Rimington Trophy winner.
Year Player School
2000 Dominic Raiola Nebraska
2001 LeCharles Bentley Ohio State
2002 Brett Romberg Miami
2003 Jake Grove Virginia Tech
David Baas
Ben Wilkerson
2005 Greg Eslinger Minnesota
2006 Dan Mozes West Virginia
2007 Jonathan Luigs Arkansas
2008 A. Q. Shipley[1] Penn State
2009 Maurkice Pouncey Florida
2010 Jake Kirkpatrick TCU
2011 David Molk Michigan
2012 Barrett Jones Alabama
2013 Bryan Stork Florida State
2014 Reese Dismukes Auburn

Trophies won by school

School Winners
Michigan 2
Alabama 1
Arkansas 1
Auburn 1
Florida 1
Florida State 1
Miami 1
Minnesota 1
Nebraska 1
Ohio State 1
Penn State 1
Virginia Tech 1
West Virginia 1


  1. ^ Musselman, Ron (2008-12-10). "PSU Football: Shipley receives national award". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 

External links

  • Official web site
  • "The Dave Rimington Trophy - Marc Mellon Sculpture Studio". Retrieved January 19, 2000. 
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