Burkett on Rimington watch list

Northwestern sophomore center Ben Burkett is one of 44 players on the preseason watch list for the Rimington Award, given to the nation's best center.

After starting all 13 games as a freshman last season, Northwestern center Ben Burkett has been pegged as one of 44 players on the Rimington Trophy Watch List. Burkett is one of five Big 10 players on the preseason watch list for the Rimington, which is given annually to the nation's top center.

As a redshirt freshman last season, the 6-foot-4, 280-pound Burkett was named to college football writer Phil Steele's third-team All-Freshman team. The Toledo native was also an ESPN.com first-team All-Big Ten Freshman team selection.


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