Rowell On The Rimington Watch List

Artie Rowell is coming off a breakthrough season in 2013, where he started all 13 games at center.

Another day, another Watch List for a Pittsburgh Panther.

On Monday, Tyler Boyd and James Conner were named to the Maxwell Award and Hornung Award Watch Lists.

Tuesday, Artie Rowell was one of 64 players named to the Rimington Award Watch List, annually presented to the nations's top center.

Rowell enjoyed a breakout season in 2013. After holding off Gabe Roberts in a position battle for the spot, Rowell earned the starting job in training camp, and never looked back. He as named to the All-Bowl team by several publications, following Pitt's 487 yards of offense in a win over Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

In addition to starting all 13 games a year ago, Rowell anchors a line that returns five players who started games in 2014.

Rowell, a three-star prospect coming out of Central Dauphin High School, verbally committed to the Panthers in May of 2010. Despite a coaching change after the 2010 season, Rowell honored his verbal commitment to the Panthers, signing his National Letter of Intent in February of 2011.

A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Rowell was a four-year starter on both sides of the ball at Central Dauphin. He was selected first team All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers and Pennsylvania Football News first team All-Class AAAA as a senior.

Rowell, along with current Pitt teammates Lafayette Pitts and Jameel Poteat played in the 2010 Chesapeake Bowl.


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