Indiana’s offensive line has been improving over the past couple of seasons and it is starting to get notice from the outside. Current fifth-year senior center Hunter Littlejohn has earned a spot on the Rimington Trophy Watchlist for the upcoming season, the Rimington Trophy Committee announced Friday afternoon.
Entering 2019, Littlejohn has started in 16 games at center and played in a total of 24 games for the Hoosiers over the past two seasons. Last year, he gave up only three sacks in 904 plays for the Indiana offense.
The Powell, Ohio native graduated with a healthcare management and policy degree from Indiana in May 2019. As a fifth-year, Littlejohn still has an extra year of eligibility for the 2019 season.
About the Rimington Trophy
The seventeen-year-old award recognizes the most outstanding center in college football and the decision is made by a group of three teams, the Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News (SN), and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
Last year’s winner was Garrett Bradbury from North Carolina State.
Dave, Rimington, the award’s namesake, was a consensus first-team All-American center at Nebraska in 1981 and 1982. During that time he became the only two-time winner of the John Outland Trophy as the nation’s best college interior lineman.
The winner of the award will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.
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