Caldwell on Rimington Trophy list

By Capstone Report
Alabama’s senior center Antoine Caldwell is on the 2008 Rimington Trophy Watch List. The Rimington Trophy is an annual award given out to the nation’s best center. Caldwell joins four other SEC players on the Spring Watch List.

Caldwell, a graduate of Lee High School in Montgomery, is a three-year starter for the Tide, and has played center, left guard and right guard during his time in Tuscaloosa. He started 32 consecutive games before a suspension prior to the Tennessee game.

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Past recipients of the Rimington Trophy include Nebraska’s Dominic Raiola, Ohio State’s LeCharles Bentley, Miami’s Brett Romberg, Virginia Tech’s Jake Grove, co-winners Michigan’s David Baas and LSU’s Ben Wilkerson, Minnesota’s Greg Eslinger, West Virginia’s Dan Mozes, and Arkansas’ Jonathan Luigs.

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

There are a total of 42 players on the watch list.

Listed below are the members of the 2008 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List.

Alabama Antoine Caldwell 6’3″ 292 lbs. Senior
Arizona Blake Kerley 6’2″ 285 lbs. Junior
Arkansas Jonathan Luigs 6’4″ 314 lbs. Senior
Auburn Jason Bosley 6’2″ 281 lbs. Senior
Baylor J.D. Walton 6’3″ 302 lbs. Junior
California Alex Mack 6’5″ 316 lbs. Senior
Central Michigan Colin Miller 6’3″ 280 lbs. Sophomore
Colorado Daniel Sanders 6’3″ 325 lbs. Senior
Connecticut Keith Gray 6’2″ 287 lbs. RS Senior
Florida International Brad Serini 6’4″ 275 lbs. Sophomore
Florida State Ryan McMahon 6’3″ 275 lbs. Sophomore
Hawaii John Estes 6’2″ 290 lbs. Junior
Houston Carl Barnett 6’3″ 285 lbs. Junior
Idaho Adam Korby 6’2″ 292 lbs. Junior
Indiana Alex Perry 6’7″ 292 lbs. Sophomore
Kansas Ryan Cantrell 6’3″ 295 lbs. Senior
Kansas State Jordan Bedore 6’3″ 308 lbs. Senior
Louisiana-Lafayette Chris Fisher 6’2″ 280 lbs. Junior
Louisville Eric Wood 6’4″ 309 lbs. Senior
LSU Brett Helms 6’2″ 283 lbs. Senior
Maryland Edwin Williams 6’2″ 315 lbs. Senior
Memphis Philip Beliles 6’5″ 270 lbs. Senior
Nevada Dominic Green 6’3″ 295 lbs. Senior
Ohio State Jim Cordle 6’4″ 297 lbs. Junior
Oklahoma Jon Cooper 6’2″ 289 lbs. Senior
Oklahoma State Andrew Lewis 6’5″ 290 lbs. Junior
Penn State A.Q. Shipley 6’1″ 293 lbs. Junior
Rutgers Ryan Blaszczyk 6’4″ 285 lbs. RS Junior
SMU Mitch Enright 6’2″ 275 lbs. Junior
South Florida Jake Griffin 6’4″ 307 lbs. Senior
Stanford Alex Fletcher 6’3″ 295 lbs. Senior
TCU Blake Schlueter 6’3″ 272 lbs. Senior
Temple Alex Derenthal 6’4″ 294 lbs. RS Senior
Tennessee Josh McNeil 6’4″ 280 lbs. Junior
Texas Chris Hall 6’4″ 300 lbs. Junior
Troy Danny Franks 6’3″ 308 lbs. Junior
USC Kristopher O’Dowd 6’5″ 300 lbs. Sophomore
Utah State Ryan Tonnemacher 6’3″ 292 lbs. Senior
UTEP Robby Felix 6’3″ 295 lbs. Senior
Washington Juan Garcia 6’3″ 315 lbs. Senior
Washington State Kenny Alfred 6’2″ 310 lbs. RS Junior
West Virginia Mike Dent 6’3″ 300 lbs. Senior