The 2012 Rimington Trophy Watch List was recently announced, and the Pac-12 is well represented. The award goes to the nation's top center. Here's a look at the players on the watch list:
Hroniss Grasu, Oregon, 6-3, 284, Soph.
Gus Handler, Colorado, 6-3, 295, Jr.
Khaled Holmes, USC, 6-4, 305, Sr.
Sam Schwartzstein, Stanford, 6-3, 290, Sr.
Tevita Stevens, Utah, 6-3, 302, Sr.
Worth noting, however, that no player from the Pac-10/12 has won the award since its inception in 2000. But that might change this year. Holmes is widely regarded as the top center in the nation, and he's likely to get plenty of national attention considering who he'll be snapping the ball to each play.
Per the Rimington website, the winner is selected by determining the consensus All-American center pick from four existing All-America Teams; the American Football Coaches Association, the Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News and Football Writers Association of America.
There are 50 players on the watch list, including 21 returning players.