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Matthews named to Rimington Watch List

July 08, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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Texas A&M junior center Mike Matthews was one of 66 players named to the Fall “watch list” for the Rimington Trophy, which is given annually to college football’s most outstanding center.

Matthews is the second Matthews brother to be named to the prestigious list, joining older brother Kevin, who was a Rimington Trophy candidate for the Aggies in 2009. Another brother, Jake, was a finalist for the Outland Trophy and won the Southeastern Conference’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy as a tackle for the Aggies in 2013.

Matthews, from Missouri City, Texas, started all 13 games at center for the 9-4 Aggies in 2013. With Matthews at the point of attack in 2013, the Aggies led the Southeastern Conference in passing offense (353.3/G), scoring offense (44.2/G) and total offense (538.4), and ranked in the top 10 nationally in all three categories. The Aggies produced 10 games with 500 or more total yards, including three 600-yard plus efforts.

2014 Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List (by Conference)

SEC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia

David Andrews

Senior

6’2

295

 

Missouri

Evan Boehm

Junior

6’3

315

 

Mississippi State

Dillon Day

Senior

6’4

300

 

Auburn

Reese Dismukes

Senior

6’3

297

 

Florida

Max Garcia

RS Senior

6’4

311

 

Alabama

Ryan Kelly

Junior

6’5

296

 

Texas A&M

Mike Matthews

Junior

6’2

285

 

LSU

Elliott Porter

Senior

6’4

300

 

Kentucky

Jon Toth

Soph

6’5

301

 

Vanderbilt

Joe Townsend

Senior

6’4

310

 

South Carolina

Cody Waldrop

RS Soph

6’2

309

American

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cincinnati

Deyshawn Bond

Soph

6’2

296

 

Tulsa

Dylan Foxworth

RS Soph

6’2

280

 

Temple

Kyle Friend

Junior

 6’2

305

 

UCF

Joey Grant

RS Junior

6’2

291

 

SMU

Taylor Lasecki

Junior

6’3

296

 

UConn

Alex Mateas

RS Senior

6’4

309

 

Houston

Bryce Redman

Senior

6’1

285

 

USF

Austin Reiter

Senior

6’3

295

ACC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida St.

Austin Barron

Senior

6’3

292

 

BC

Andy Gallik

Senior

6’3

302

 

Miami

Shane McDermott

Senior

6’4

296

 

Clemson

Ryan Norton

Junior

6’3

280

 

Pittsburgh

Artie Rowell

Junior

6’2

305

 

Duke

Matt Skura

RS Junior

6’4

305

 

Louisville

Jake Smith

Senior

6’3

307

Big Ten

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan State

Jack Allen

Junior

6’1

300

 

Iowa

Austin Blythe

Junior

6’3

290

 

Rutgers

Betim Bujari

Senior

6’4

295

 

Maryland

Sal Conaboy

Senior

6’4

290

 

Purdue

Robert Kugler

Junior

6’3

290

 

Minnesota

Tommy Olson

Senior

6’4

306

 

Nebraska

Mark Pelini

Senior

6’0

290

 

Indiana

Collin Rahrig

RS Senior

6’2

290

 

Northwestern

Brandon Vitabile

Senior

6’3

300

 

Wisconsin

Dan Voltz

Soph

6’3

313

Big 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oklahoma

Ty Darlington

Junior

6’2

298

 

Texas

Dominic Espinosa

Senior

6’4

305

 

Iowa State

Tom Farniok

Senior

6’4

300

 

Kansas St.

B.J. Finney

Senior

6’4

303

 

TCU

Joey Hunt

Junior

6’3

295

C-USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marshall

Chris Jasperse

Senior

6’4

289

 

UTSA

Nate Leonard

Senior

6’0

280

 

Florida Atl.

Braden Lyons

Senior

6’5

295

 

FIU

Donald Senat

Senior

6’2

285

MAC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Central Michigan

Nick Beamish

Senior

6’3

310

 

Western Michigan

Jon Hoffing

Senior

6’4

285

 

Bowling Green

Alex Huettel

RS Junior

6’3

292

 

Toledo

Greg Mancz

Senior

6’5

300

Mountain West

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Mexico

LaMar ratton

Senior

6’0

291

 

Nevada

Matt Galas

Senior

6’1

280

 

Air Force

Michael Husar

Senior

6’0

275

 

San Jose State

David Peterson

Senior

6’5

297

 

San Diego State

Jordan Smith

Junior

6’5

285

 

UNLV

Robert Waterman

Senior

6’2

290

Pac-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCLA

Jake Brendel

Junior

6’4

285

 

Washington

Mike Criste

Senior

6’6

318

 

Oregon

Hroniss Grasu

Senior

6’3

297

 

Arizona

Steven Gurrola

Senior

6’2

291

 

Oregon State

Isaac Seumalo

Junior

6’3

305

 

Stanford

Graham Shuler

Junior

6’4

282

Sun Belt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arkansas State

Bryce Giddens

Junior

5’11

300

 

Idaho

Mike Marboe

Senior

6’2

296

 

New Mexico State

Valerian Ume-Ezeoke

Senior

6’2

285

Independent

 

 

 

 

 

 

BYU

Edward Fusi

Senior

6’0

317

 

Notre Dame

Nick Martin

Senior

6’4.5

295

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