COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BEST CENTER
The award is named after former Nebraska center Dave Rimington, the only two-time winner of the Outland Trophy. It is awarded annually to Division I-A college football’s most outstanding center.
THIS YEAR’S WINNER…
TYLER BIADASZ, WISCONSIN BADGERS
Wisconsin’s Tyler Biadasz has steadily improved during this three-year stay in Madison. First, he was named All-Freshman; then as a sophomore, he was Second Team All-Big Ten; and his year, his junior year, Biadasz was named First Team All-Big Ten and an All-American by the A.P. and Walter Camp.
Now, he’s taken home the Rimington Award. An award which recognizes him as the very best at his position in the entire nation. “It’s absolutely an honor to be a part of this,” he upon receiving the news. “To be recognized nationally with an award for your specific position, recognizing the work that you put into your craft, you feel really grateful.”
Biadasz has started 41 games, clearing running lanes for three-time All-American Jonathan Taylor. Taylor has rushed for over 6,000 yards, while the team captain, Biadasz, has helped lead the way.
A three-time Academic All-American, Biadasz has declared for the NFL draft.
The 2019 Rimington Award finalists included:
- Wisconsin – Tyler Biadasz
- Temple – Matt Hennessy
- Oklahoma – Creed Humphrey
2019 FCS and Small School Rimington Award winners are:
- FCS – Zach Larsen, Southern Utah
- Div II – Jake Lacina, Augustana College
- Div III – Zach Smith, Hope College
- NAIA – Dustin Rivera, Southwest College (Kan.)
2018 Rimington Award winners were:
- FBS – Garrett Bradbury, NC State
- FCS – Tanner Volson, No Dakota State
- Div II – Bryce Bray, Harding
- Div III – Nate Trewyn, Wisconsin-Whitewater
- NAIA – Garrett Bader, Benedictine College