COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Senior offensive lineman Brendan Moore is among the candidates on the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy, which is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding center.
Moore, who has been named on the watch list for the third consecutive year, is one of just five centers from the Big Ten on this year’s list.
Moore, who has started 26 consecutive games at center for Maryland, helped the Terps rushing attack eclipse 160 yards per game for the third consecutive season in 2017. It marks the longest such streak for the program since 2001-03.
An Austin, Texas native, Moore helped pave the way for running back Ty Johnson, who rushed 875 yards and five touchdowns a year ago. Johnson rushed for over 120 yards in games against Texas (132), Towson (124) and Minnesota (130) – all Maryland wins.
The Rimington Trophy is named for former University of Nebraska standout Dave Rimington and benefits the Boomer Esiason Foundation for cystic fibrosis. The winner will be announced on Jan. 12, 2019, at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska. The center with the most first team votes will be determined the winner.
Moore and the Terps are set to open the 2018 season against Texas. The game, set for September 1, will be played at FedExField in Landover. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
About the Rimington Trophy
The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding center in NCAA Division I College Football. Since its inception, the 17-year old award has raised over $3.6 million for the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Dave Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the John Outland Trophy's only two-time winner as the nation's finest college interior lineman.
For more on the Rimington Trophy and a list of past recipients, click here.