Skura Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

The Rimington Trophy is awarded annually to the top center in college football.

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke center Matt Skura has been named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List as one of the top centers in the nation entering the 2015 season. The Rimington Trophy is awarded annually to the top center in college football.

Skura, a 6-4, 305-pound redshirt senior, started all 13 games for Duke in 2014 and earned third team All-ACC honors while helping the Blue Devils to nine wins and a berth in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. In 2014, Skura anchored a Duke offensive front which led the ACC in fewest sacks allowed per passing attempt (36.23) as the Blue Devil offensive unit became the first in school history to average 180-plus rushing yards and 210-plus passing yards per game.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Skura enters the 2015 campaign having started 27 consecutive games for the Blue Devils while playing 2,030 career snaps.

The Blue Devils open the 2015 season on September 3 at Tulane. Season tickets are available at or by calling (919) 681-BLUE.

About the Rimington Trophy

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.5 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The 15-year old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $100 million for CF Research.

Dave Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of 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.

For more on the Rimington Trophy and a list of past recipients, visit

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