Porter Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

LSU center Elliott Porter
LSU center Elliott Porter
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BATON ROUGE – LSU senior center Elliott Porter is one of 64 players selected to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Watch List, the Boomer Esiason Foundation announced Monday.

The award is presented annually to college football’s most outstanding center.

A native of Waggaman, Louisiana, Porter started 12 games last season at center and helped anchor an offensive line that paved the way for a single-season school record with 37 rushing touchdowns.

LSU also became the first team in Southeastern Conference history to produce two 1,000-yard receivers (Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry) and a 1,000-yard rusher (Jeremy Hill) in the same season.

Porter blocked for quarterback Zach Mettenberger who finished third in LSU single-season history with 3,082 passing yards and 22 touchdowns.

Porter played 787 total snaps in 2013 and finished with 61 knockdowns, which included a career-high eight in LSU’s 34-10 victory against Texas A&M.

LSU has produced one Rimington Trophy winner as All-American Ben Wilkerson took home the award after his senior season in 2004.

The winner of the trophy is selected by determining the consensus All-America center pick from the Walter Camp, Sporting News and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America teams.

The 2014 winner will be announced at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show held in December.

LSU Tigers on the Rimington Trophy Preseason Watch List
2002 Ben Wilkerson
2003 Ben Wilkerson
2004 Ben Wilkerson *
2005 Rudy Niswanger
2007 Brett Helms
2008 Brett Helms
2011 P.J. Lonergan
2012 P.J. Lonergan
2014 Elliott Porter

* won Rimington Trophy

2014 Rimington Trophy Watch List

Name, School, Class
Alex Mateas, Connecticut, Senior
Alex Huettel, Bowling Green, Junior
Andy Gallik, Boston College, Junior
Artie Rowell, Pittsburgh, Junior
Austin Reiter USF, Senior
Austin Barron, Florida State, Senior
Austin Blythe, Iowa, Junior
B.J. Finney, Kansas State, Senior
Betim Bujari, Rutgers, Senior
Braden Lyons, Florida Atlantic, Senior
Brandon Vitabile, Northwestern, Senior
Bryce Redman, Houston, Senior
Bryce Giddens, Arkansas State, Junior
Chris Jasperse, Marshall, Senior
Cody Waldrop, South Carolina, Sophomore
Collin Rahrig, Indiana, Senior
Dan Voltz, Wisconsin, Sophomore
David Peterson, San Jose State, Senior
David Andrews, Georgia, Senior
Deyshawn Bond, Cincinnati, Sophomore
Dillon Day, Mississippi State, Senior
Dominic Espinosa, Texas, Senior
Donald Senat, FIU, Senior
Dylan Foxworth, Tulsa, Senior
Edward Fusi, BYU, Senior
Elliott Porter, LSU, Senior
Evan Boehm, Missouri, Junior
Graham Shuler, Stanford, Junior
Greg Mancz, Toledo, Senior
Hroniss Grasu, Oregon, Senior
Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State, Junior
Jack Allen, Michigan State, Junior
Jake Smith, Louisville, Senior
Jake Brendel, UCLA, Junior
Joe Townsend, Vanderbilt, Senior
Joey Grant, UCF, Junior
Joey Hunt, TCU, Junior
Jon Toth, Kentucky, Sophomore
Jon Hoffing, Western Michigan, Senior
Jordan Smith, San Diego State, Junior
Kyle Friend, Temple, Junior
LaMar Bratton, New Mexico, Senior
Mark Pelini, Nebraska, Senior
Matt Skura, Duke, Junior
Matt Galas, Nevada, Senior
Max Garcia, Florida, Senior
Michael Husar, Air Force, Junior
Mike Criste, Washington, Senior
Mike Matthews, Texas A&M, Junior
Nick Beamish, Central Michigan, Senior
Nick Martin, Notre Dame, Senior
Reese Dismukes, Auburn, Senior
Robert Kugler, Purdue, Junior
Robert Waterman, UNLV, Senior
Ryan Norton, Clemson, Junior
Ryan Kelly, Alabama, Junior
Sal Conaboy, Maryland, Senior
Shane McDermott, Miami, Senior
Steven Gurrola, Arizona, Senior
Taylor Lasecki, SMU, Junior
Tom Farniok, Iowa State, Senior
Tommy Olson, Minnesota, Senior
Ty Darlington, Oklahoma, Junior
Valerian Ume-Ezeoke, New Mexico State, Senior





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