Tennessee's Stone Named To Rimington Watch List

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
James Stone
James Stone

Tennessee senior center James Stone has been named to the 2013 Rimington Trophy Watch List as announced Tuesday.

Stone is one of nine SEC players named to the watch list, the most of any conference, while the PAC-12 and Mountain West come in second with five players each.

There are 17 returning players from the 2012 Watch List and 44 players total named to this year’s Watch List.

While more than a dozen All-America football teams are selected annually, the Rimington Trophy committee uses these four prestigious teams to determine a winner:

·         American Football Coaches Association

·         Walter Camp Foundation

·         Sporting News

·         Football Writers Association of America

Because the selectors of these four All-America teams can place Centers in a "mix" of offensive linemen that includes guards and tackles, their 11-man first teams can often have two Centers. Our policy is to count all players that play primarily the Center position for their respective teams as Centers, even though they may be listed as guards or tackles on the four All American teams.

The Center with the most first team votes will be determined the winner. If there is a tie with first team votes, then the Center with most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by the Rimington Trophy committee.

The winner will be honored at Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Nebraska on Jan. 11, 2014.

Name                                    School                                  Ht           Wt          Class

David Andrews                 Georgia                                6'2"        295         Junior

Russell Bodine                   North Carolina                   6'4"        310         Junior

Evan Boehm                       MIssouri                              6'3"        315         Sophomore

Jake Brendel                      UCLA                                     6'5"        276         RS Sophomore

Betim Bujari                       Rutgers                                6'4"        290         Junior

Ben Clarke                          Hawaii                                   6'3"        275         Sophomore

Sean Conway                     Western Kentucky          6'3"        305         Senior

Dillon Day                            Mississippi State               6'4"        295         RS Junior

Reese Dismukes               Auburn                                 6'3"        290         RS Junior

Dominic Espinosa             Texas                                    6'4"        300         Junior

Dillon Farrell                       New Mexico                      6'5"        292         Senior

Jay Finch                              Georgia Tech                     6'3"        285         Senior

B.J. Finney                          Kansas State                      6'4"        303         Junior

Matt Galas                          Nevada                                6'1"        280         Junior

Bryce Giddens                   Arkansas State                  6'0"        225         Sophomore

Hroniss Grasu                    Oregon                                 6'3"        297         Junior

Gus Handler                       Colorado                              6'3"        290         Senior

Jonotthan Harrison         Florida                                  6'4"        299         RS Junior

Andre Huval                       Louisiana-Lafayette        6'1"        290         Senior

Gabe Ikard                          Oklahoma                           6'3"        298         RS Senior

Travis Jackson                    Michigan State                  6'3"        280         Junior

David Kekuewa                 Bowling Green                  6'2"        308         Junior

Ryan Kelly                           Alabama                              6'5"        290         RS Sophomore

Zac Kerin                              Toledo                                  6'5"        300         Senior

Kody Koebensky              Arizona State                     6'3"        290         Senior

Tyler Larsen                        Utah State                          6'4"        312         Senior

Taylor Lasecki                    SMU                                      6'3"        288         Sophomore

Corey Linsley                     Ohio State                           6'3"        297         Junior

Macky MacPherson        Syracuse                              6'2"        280         Senior

Mike Marboe                    Idaho                                    6'2"        301         Junior

Shane McDermott           Miami                                   6'4"        296         Junior

Cole Pensick                       Nebraska                             6'2"        275         Senior

Ryan Powis                         Army                                     6'0"        248         Junior

Bryce Redman                   Houston                               6'1"        285         Junior

Austin Reiter                      USF                                        6'3"        273         RS Junior

Weston Richburg             Colorado State                  6'4"        297         RS Senior

Isaac Seumalo                   Oregon State                     6'3"        302         Sophomore

James Stone                      Tennessee                          6'3"        300         Senior

Bryan Stork                         Florida State                       6'4"        312         RS Senior

Travis Swanson                 Arkansas                              6'5"        305         Senior

Evan Swindall                     Mississippi                          6'4"        295         Senior

Valerian Ume-Ezeoke    New Mexico State           6'2"        285         Junior

Brandon Vitabile              Northwestern                   6'3"        300         RS Junior

Robert Waterman           UNLV                                    6'2"        290         Junior

 


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