Jasperse Named to Rimington Watch List


Chris Jasperse

Chris Jasperse

May 19, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall center Chris Jasperse, who will be a graduate student this fall, has been named to the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy, the Boomer Esiason Foundation announced Monday.

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate football center.

Jasperse, who came to Marshall as a walk-on and has started all 39 games of his career, was one of 63 centers named to the list. From Conference USA, Braden Lyons (FAU) and Donald Senat (FIU) also were picked.

Jasperse, of Greensboro, N.C., played a team-leading 1,067 snaps in 2013 (14 games), grading out at 98 percent (assignment) and 86 percent (success). He led the Herd with 79 knockdowns, and allowed only one sack.

Marshall’s 7,005 yards last season -- in which was Jasperse played a major role as an all-conference first team selection by the league’s coaches -- was the best for a Herd team in major college football, and the third time a team has topped 7,000. The others were 7,287 in 1996 and 7,129 in 1992.

The Herd’s 500.4-yard average in 2013 trailed only the 2012 team (534.2), and a 516.0 yards-per-game average over the two-year span is the best in MU history.

Marshall finished with 2,883 rushing yards (205.9 per game), the first time as an FBS team the Herd has topped 200 per game and the best since the final Division I-AA team in 1996 averaged 226.3.

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.5 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The 14-year-old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis, and has raised more than $100 million for CF Research.

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


 

 

For more on the Rimington Trophy and a list of past recipients, visit www.rimingtontrophy.com.

2014 Rimington Trophy Watch List 

Alex

Mateas

Connecticut

RS Senior

6'4

309

Alex

Huettel

Bowling Green

RS Junior

6'3

292

Andy

Gallik

Boston College

Junior

6'3

302

Artie

Rowell

Pittsburgh

Junior

6'2

305

Austin

Reiter

USF

Senior

6'3

286

Austin

Barron

Florida State

Senior

6'3

292

Austin

Blythe

Iowa

Junior

6'3

290

B.J.

Finney

Kansas State

Senior

6'4

303

Betim

Bujari

Rutgers

Senior

6'4

295

Braden

Lyons

Florida Atlantic

Senior

6'5

295

Brandon

Vitabile

Northwestern

Senior

6'3

300

Bryce

Redman

Houston

Senior

6'1

285

Bryce

Giddens

Arkansas State

Junior

5'11

300

Chris

Jasperse

Marshall

Senior

6'4

289

Cody

Waldrop

South Carolina

RS Soph

6'2

315

Collin

Rahrig

Indiana

RS Senior

6'2

290

Dan

Voltz

Wisconson

Soph

6'3

313

David

Peterson

San Jose State

Senior

6'5

297

David

Andrews

Georgia

Senior

6'2

295

Deyshawn

Bond

Cincinnatti

Soph

6'2

296

Dillon

Day

Mississippi State

Senior

6'4

300

Dominic

Espinosa

Texas

Senior

6'4

305

Donald

Senat

FIU

Senior

6'2

285

Dylan

Foxworth

Tulsa

RS Senior

6'2

265

Edward

Fusi

BYU

Senior

6'0

317

Elliot

Porter

LSU

Senior

6'4

300

Evan

Boehm

Missouri

Junior

6'3

315

Graham

Shuler

Stanford

Junior

6'4

282

Greg

Mancz

Toledo

Senior

6'5

300

Hroniss

Grasu

Oregon

Senior

6'3

297

Isaac

Seumalo

Oregon State

Junior

6'3

305

Jack

Allen

Michigan State

Junior

6'1

297

Jake

Smith

Louisville

Senior

6'3

307

Jake

Brendel

UCLA

Junior

6'4

285

Joe

Townsend

Vanderbilt

Senior

6'4

310

Joey

Grant

UCF

RS Junior

6'2

291

Joey

Hunt

TCU

Junior

6'3

295

Jon

Toth

Kentucky

Soph

6'5

298

Jon

Hoffing

Western Mich.

Senior

6'4

285

Jordan

Smith

San Diego State

Junior

6'5

285

Kyle

Friend

Temple

Junior

6'2

305

LaMar

Bratton

New Mexico

Senior

6'0

291

Mark

Pelini

Nebraska

Senior

6'0

290

Matt

Skura

Duke

RS Junior

6'4

290

Matt

Galas

Nevada

Senior

6'1

280

Max

Garcia

Florida

RS Senior

6'4

311

Michael

Husar

Air Force

Junior

6'0

275

Mike

Criste

Washington

Senior

6'6

318

Mike

Matthews

Texas A&M

Junior

6'2

285

Nick

Beamish

Central Mich.

Senior

6'3

310

Nick

Martin

Notre Dame

Senior

6'4.5

295

Reese

Dismukes

Auburn

Senior

6'3

297

Robert

Kugler

Purdue

Junior

6'3

290

Robert

Waterman

UNLV

Senior

6'2

290

Ryan

Norton

Clemson

Junior

6'3

280

Ryan

Kelly

Alabama

Junior

6'5

296

Sal

Conaboy

Maryland

Senior

6'4

290

Shane

McDermott

Miami

Senior

6'4

296

Steven

Gurrola

Arizona

Senior

6'2

291

Taylor

Lasecki

SMU

Junior

6'3

296

Tom

Farniok

Iowa State

Senior

6'4

300

Ty

Darlington

Oklahoma

Junior

6'2

298

Valerian

Ume-Ezeoke

New Mexico State

Senior

6'2

285