May 24, 2012
Albuquerque, N.M. --- University of New Mexico offensive lineman Dillon Farrell is one of 50 candidates named to the 2012 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List. The trophy goes annually to the nation's top center.
Farrell, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound junior from Baton Rouge, La., started 12 games at center for UNM in 2010. He played guard and tackle in 2011 but moved back to center for spring practice during 2012.
The Rimington Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding center in NCAA Division I-A football. The 11-year old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.
The winner of the Rimington Trophy will be selected by determining the consensus All-American center pick from four existing All-America Teams:
- American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)
- Walter Camp Foundation
- Sporting News
- Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)
The recipient of the 2012 Rimington Trophy will be honored at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Neb., on Jan. 12, 2013.
Dave Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at 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.