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


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  1. 1

    I am not showing any form of bias by saying this. (It isnt bias if it is true). But Jason Bosley should win on “character” alone. Plus he can single-handedly block entire defenses.
    Did you know that Doug Barfield owns three skunkskin caps? Or that Jordan Hare Dye field is on top of a saced Indian burial ground? You can find out all of the super groovy facts (and more) in my coffee table book. “Auburn: God’s Team”

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    Mr. Marshall, it’s an honor to have such a prestigious, trustworthy, loyal, and generous guy proclaim I should win the award.

    Honestly, it can be tough doing all the offensive work on my own, but I manage to get by untouched.

    I, alone, will be the reason Alabama Polytechnic Institute wins the Opelika Farmer’s Market National Championship for the second time in the last 4 years, next season. Well, I should also credit Tony Franklin as well. Without his graphic autobiographical novel pertaining to “how to crush defenses and leave them for dead,” I probably wouldn’t be in the position I am today.

    I should also credit Tubbs. He’s the all around bestest coach. If it wasn’t for Tubbs turning AU into a national powerhouse, I probably would be a big fat loser right now. Tubby’s came a long way since jetgate. He singlehandedly pounded Alabammer into the dust. Alabammer fans claim it was the NCAA’s fault, but how does the NCAA lose games for you? All they did was take away scholarships, and it never really hurt you guys when your key players ended their season due to injuries throughout that stretch. And probation didn’t really drive all of those recruits away. Regardless, a good recruit will come to your school whether you’re on probation or not, if they wanted to. And the only reason you had such a good recruiting class in your first year off of probation was because Nick Saban paid all of them to come play for him. CHEATERS!!

    I would also like to credit my sociology professor. I’ve never been one to show up for class, and yet he still passed me. He’s such a generous guy. After all, I never put a pen to a piece of paper in the one hour I showed up for that class, all semester long.


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    Thank you Jason for recognising me as a fair and balanced guy who always tells it like it is, I realise that my credibiity is without question! And for anyone else who is reading this response it will end now… Bye…Nothing else to see here……

    pssst…..Hey Jason….I am going to say this in code so no one else will understand. Ixnay on the socialogytA. the NCAA is still investigatingA itA. Otay?

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  4. 5

    I’d like to congratulate both Antoine Caldwell and Jason Bosley on receiving such a prestigious nomination.

    Good luck in 2008, you guys and thank you for representing the great state of Alabama by being chosen as a preseason nominee for the Rimington Trophy!

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