Brown Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List
Thundering Herd center earns honor
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall redshirt junior Levi Brown (Franklin, Ga.) was named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List Wednesday by the award’s committee.
Brown, who was also recognized in 2017, was one of five centers from Conference USA named to the list.
A second-team All-Conference USA selection last year, Brown helped anchor an offensive line that allowed just 11 sacks, the fourth-fewest nationally.
While more than a dozen All-America teams are selected annually, the Rimington Trophy committee uses these three prestigious teams to determine a winner:
Walter Camp Foundation (WCF)
Sporting News (SN)
Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)
Because the selectors of these three 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 All- America 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 a majority vote from the Rimington Trophy committee. The winner will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday, January 12, 2019.