Boss on Rimington Watch List

Senior started 12 games in 2010

July 13, 2011 · Athletic Communications
NEW YORK CITY - The Rimington Trophy committee has released its 2011 Fall Watch List and Middle Tennessee's Colin Boss is among the honorees.

Boss, a senior from Temple Terrace, Fla., played in all 13 games a year ago and earned a career-best 12 starts at center. Boss also collected 41 knockdowns while earning 12 winning grades from the coaching staff.

The list includes 13 returning players from the 2010 Watch List. In all, there are 43 players on the Watch List. Boss and Arkansas State's Tom Castilaw are the only representatives from the Sun Belt Conference.

While more than a dozen All-America football teams are selected annually, the Rimington Trophy committee uses these four prestigious teams to determine a winner: * American Football Coaches Association
* Walter Camp Foundation
* Sporting News
* Football Writers Association of America

Because the selectors of these four All-America teams can place Centers in a "mix" of offensive linemen that includes guards and tackles, their 11-man first teams can often have two Centers. The Rimington Trophy committee's policy is to count all players that play primarily the Center position for their respective teams as Centers, even though they may be listed as guards or tackles on the four All American teams.

The Center with the most first team votes will be determined the winner. If there is a tie with first team votes, then the Center with the most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by the Rimington Trophy committee.

The winner will be honored at the Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 14, 2012.

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