Vitabile was named to the Rimington Trophy Fall Watch list, one of 51 centers given the preseason honor.
Rimington, a second-year starter, is one of six Big Ten centers named to the list. This also marks the fourth consecutive year a Wildcat center has earned such preseason honor. Ben Burkett, who moved to guard last season to accompany Vitabile, was a three-year member of the Rimington preseason list.
The Rimington Trophy is awarded to the nation's top center as selected by the AFCA, Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News and the FWAA.