Sep 22, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Hurricanes offensive lineman Shane McDermott (62) in action against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Miami won 42-36 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Football: Shane McDermott Named To Rimington Trophy Watch List

With the release of the 2013 Rimington Trophy Watch List, an award given to the nation’s top center, the Atlantic Coast Conference is represented by five players.

2013 ACC Rimington Trophy Watch List:

  • Russell Bodine, North Carolina
  • Jay Finch, Georgia Tech
  • Macky MacPherson, Syracuse
  • Shane McDermott, Miami
  • Bryan Stork, Florida State

Only Finch and MacPherson are repeaters after both landed on the 2012 Watch List.

From the ACC’s official release:

The ACC was one of three conferences with five nominees, including the PAC-12 Conference and the Mountain West Conference.  Only the Southeastern Conference (9) had more selected to the 2013 Watch List.

The Rimington Award uses four All-America teams to select its winner.  The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), the Walter Camp Foundation and The Sporting News.  The winner will be honored at the Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 11, 2014.”

To continue reading about the 2013 Rimington Trophy Watch List, click here.

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