Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ben Jones Rimington Finalist


DSC_7813Georgia senior center Ben Jones has been named one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, which is given to the most outstanding center in college football.

With Alabama’s William Vlachos being the only other player from the Southeastern Conference on the list, Clemson’s Dalton Freeman, Oklahoma State’s Grant Garner, Wisconsin’s Peter Konz and Michigan’s David Molk join Jones as candidates for the honor.

The winner of the Rimington Trophy will be announced during the ESPNU/Home Depot College Football Awards show, broadcast live from Orlando, Florida, on ESPN on December 8th.

The 2011 Rimington winner will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska, on January 14, 2012.

Dave Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the John Outland Trophy's only double winner as the nation's finest college interior lineman.

A 6-3, 316-pound native of Centreville, Alabama, Jones has proven to be one of the most dominant linemen in the nation and joined his teammates in representing the Eastern Division at the 2011 SEC Championship Game versus top-ranked LSU on December 3rd.

Jones was honored as the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week twice this year versus #24 Auburn and New Mexico State. Named a captain for the Dawgs nine times this season, Jones has 48 total starts in his career, including the last 21 in a row

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