Ten Big Ten Players Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

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Ten Big Ten student-athletes were named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, presented annually to the best center in Division I football. Big Ten standouts appearing on the watch list are Indiana's Collin Rahrig, Iowa's Austin Blythe, Maryland's Sal Conaboy, Michigan State's Jack Allen, Minnesota's Tommy Olson, Nebraska's Mark Pelini, Northwestern's Brandon Vitabile, Purdue's Robert Kugler, Rutgers' Betim Bujari and Wisconsin's Dan Voltz. 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. Six Big Ten standouts have earned the Rimington Trophy in Nebraska's Dominic Raiola in 2000, Ohio State's LeCharles Bentley in 2001, Michigan's David Baas in 2004 and David Molk in 2011, Minnesota's Greg Eslinger in 2005 and Penn State's A.Q. Shipley in 2008.

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