Butler, a senior from Iowa City and ISU co-captain, has also been selected to play in the 78th Annual Shrine East-West Football Game on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, Calif. ISU quarterback Seneca Wallace was named to a Shrine game roster spot earlier this summer.
"Zach Butler is more than just an outstanding center for our football team, he is a team leader and makes great contributions on and off the field," Iowa State head coach Dan McCarney said. "The progress we have made at Iowa State is affirmed by the growing number of Cyclones representing Iowa State in all-star games."
The Rimington award is named for Dave Rimington, college football's most decorated offensive lineman. Rimington is the only player ever to win the Outland Trophy twice, was named a two-time consensus All-America center and two-time Academic All-American.
The Rimington Trophy, established in 2000, is co-sponsored by Black and Decker and Canon, USA. Past Winners include LeCharles Bentley of Ohio State in 2001 and Nebraska's Dominic Raiola in 2000. The 2002 award will be presented December 14th, in Lincoln, NE. Proceeds from the Rimington Trophy presentation will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The watch list for the 2002 Rimington Trophy includes the top centers playing NCAA Division 1-A football:
Kevin Bailey, Virginia, (Jr., 6-6, 294); Zach Butler, Iowa State, (Sr., 6-3, 292); Vince Carter, Oklahoma, (So., 6-3, 277); Ben Claxton, Mississippi, (Sr., 6-3, 288); Alonzo Ephraim, Alabama, (Sr.. 6-4, 292); Jeff Faine, Notre Dame, (Sr., 6-3, 296); John Garrison, Nebraska, (Sr., 6-4, 290); Scott Huff, Boise State, (Sr.,6-2, 286); Tyler Hunt, Washington State, (Sr., 6-3, 290); Johnathan Ingram, San Diego State,(Sr., 6-2, 300); Al James, Houston, (Jr., 6-0, 300); Al Johnson, Wisconsin, (Sr., 6-4, 291); Cody Johnson, Nevada, (Sr. 6-4. 294); Blake Jones, Mississippi State, (Jr., 6-2, 291); Austin King, Northwestern, (Sr., 6-4, 284); Dan Koppen, Boston College, (Sr., 6-3, 293); Wayne Lucier, Colorado, (Sr., 6-4, 295); Joe Mazur, Bowling Green, (Sr., 6-2, 290); Matt Martinez, Idaho, (Jr., 6-2, 317); Dustin McQuivey, Utah, (Jr., 6-3, 294); Rodney Michael, Fresno State, (Sr., 6-4, 300); Antoine Mirambeau, Florida State, (Sr., 6-4, 280); Bruce Nelson, Iowa, (Sr., 6-4, 290); Ben Nowland, Auburn, (Sr., 6-3, 289); Brian Ottney, Michigan State (Jr., 6-6, 305); Jamal Powell, Texas Christian (Sr., 6-4, 294); Jimond Pugh Memphis University, (Sr., 6-3 290); Chad Reed, Pittsburgh, (Sr., 6-3, 290); Hugh Reilly, Georgia Tech, (Jr., 6-4, 285); A.J. Ricker, Missouri, (Jr., 6-4, 285); Brett Romberg, Miami, (Sr., 6-3, 290); Nick Romeo, Syracuse, (Jr., 6-2, 297); Anthony Taylor, Tulsa, (Sr., 6-1, 287); B.J. VanBriesen, New Mexico State, (Sr., 6-3, 325); Ben Wilkerson, Louisiana State University, (So., 6-4 300); Dan Weaver, Oregon, (Jr., 6-5, 280)