Twelve Big Ten Standouts Named to Mackey, Rimington Watch Lists

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Twelve Big Ten players have been named to the Mackey and Rimington watch lists, it was announced today.

Since 2000, the John Mackey Award has been given annually to the most outstanding tight end. Three Big Ten players, Purdue's Tim Stratton (2000), Iowa's Dallas Clark (2002) and Minnesota's Matt Spaeth (2006) have claimed the Mackey Award.

The Rimington Trophy, named after Nebraska's Dave Rimington, is presented annually to the most outstanding center in college football. Big Ten institutions have claimed six Rimington Trophies, the most of any conference, most recently with 2011 honoree David Molk of Michigan. Past winners include Nebraska's Dominic Raiola (2000), Ohio State's LeCharles Bentley (2001), Michigan's David Baas (2004), Minnesota's Greg Eslinger (2005) and Penn State's A.Q. Shipley (2008).

The complete list of Big Ten players can be found below.

Mackey Award
Ted Bolser, Indiana
C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa
Dion Sims, Michigan State
Kyler Reed, Nebraska
Jake Stoneburner, Ohio State
Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin

Rimington Trophy
Graham Pocic, Illinois
Will Matte, Indiana
James Ferentz, Iowa
Brandon Vitabile, Northwestern
Matt Stankiewitch, Penn State
Travis Frederick, Wisconsin

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