Bosley Named To Rimington Watch List

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn junior center Jason Bosley has been named to the Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List.

Jason Bosley is one of 46 players nationally who have been named to the 2007 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List. Now in its eighth year, the Rimington Trophy recognizes the most outstanding center in college football.

Bosley played in 10 games as a sophomore in 2006, starting four (Arkansas, Florida, Tulane and Ole Miss). He graded at 89 percent in his first start against Arkansas and had grades of 88 percent vs. Ole Miss and 87 percent vs. Florida. He had a season-high six pancake blocks against the Gators and had 4.5 vs. Arkansas.

The Rimington Trophy is named for Dave Rimington, a consensus first team All-America center at Nebraska in 1981 and 1982 when he became the Outland Trophy's only double winner as the nation's premiere college interior lineman. The trophy is hosted by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which was created by Esiason in 1993 to support research and treatment of cystic fibrosis. Esiason and Rimington were teammates on the Cincinnati Bengals from 1984-87.

Past winners include West Virginia's Dan Mozes, Minnesota's Greg Eslinger, Michigan's David Baas (2004 co-winner), LSU's Ben Wilkerson (2004 co-winner), Virginia Tech's Jake Grove, Miami's Brett Romberg, Ohio State's LeCharles Bentley and Nebraska's Dominic Raiola.

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, The Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America.

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 an awards banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Nebraska in January of 2008.

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