Moore Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

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The Rimington Trophy is an annual award given to the nation's top center.

It seems like the pre season football polls and award season watch list gets earlier every year.

And the anchor of that unit could be primed for a big season as senior center Brian Allen was been named to the Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List. The Razorbacks manufactured 428.4 yards of total offense per game, highlighted by five games with both 200 yards rushing and passing.

The center with the most first team votes will be determined the victor. He was the only player from a Big 12 school to earn first-team honors in 2016.

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South Carolina's Alan Knott made the list after he started 12 of 13 games in 2016, and has started 25 of 30 games with the Gamecocks.

Allen enters his senior season in 2017 having started in 14 consecutive games, the longest active streak on the team. After opening last season at left tackle for four games, Golson returned to center for the final nine games of the season.

The Boomer Esiason Foundation sponsors the award, a foundation committed to raising awareness and finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Monarchs rushed for 196.8 yards per game, best in Conference USA.

Dave Rimington, the awards namesake, was a consensus first-team All-American center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and '82, during which time he became the Outland Trophy's only two-time victor as the nation's finest college interior lineman. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.9 million for the cystic fibrosis community.