Thursday, May 24, 2012
Six B1G centers on Rimington Watch list
By ESPN.com staff
Six Big Ten centers have been named to the spring watch list for the Rimington Trophy
- James Ferentz, Iowa, Sr.
- Travis Frederick, Wisconsin, Jr.
- Will Matte, Indiana, Sr.
- Graham Pocic, Illinois, Sr.
- Brandon Vitabile, Northwestern, So.
- Matt Stankiewitch, Penn State, Sr.
Michigan's David Molk won the award in 2011. The Big Ten was loaded at the center spot last fall, boasting players like Wisconsin's Peter Konz.
The SEC leads all conferences with nine players on the watch list, the Big Ten had six, while the ACC, Mountain West and Pac-12 have five players each.
Ferentz and Pocic appear to be the Big Ten's top centers, although Frederick, who started in place of the injured Konz late last season and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors at guard, is an interesting name to watch.