"It feels great. It's such a big accomplishment to be here and to win this award. You know, after going from guard to center last year and being a finalist last year too, this is unbelievable. My guys did a heck of a lot helping me out this year and it just shows how far we've come," Mozes said.
As a senior center, Mozes led the West Virginia offensive line by paving the way for the Mountaineers running game to post over 3,600 total rushing yards this season. Mozes also provided a formidable defense against the opposing pass rush, allowing his offensive line to give up only 1.17 sacks per game.
"We are very pleased to award Dan Mozes the 2006 Rimington Trophy. He and the West Virginia Mountaineers had a marvelous season this year, as is evident in their 10-2 record. Dan's leadership on the football field once again demonstrates how vital the center position is in the game of football. We are proud to add Dan's name to the list of distinguished college football centers. Congratulations to all the watch list candidates, finalists, and of course to Dan," Dave Rimington said.
Mozes will line up once more for the Mountaineers against Georgia Tech in the Toyota Gator Bowl, which will take place on January 1, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida.
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