Tulsa's Trent Dupy Named to Rimington Award Watch List
June 12, 2012
Lincoln, Neb. - For the second consecutive season, University of Tulsa offensive center Trent Dupy has been named to the Spring Watch List for The Rimington Trophy, which goes to college football's best offensive center.
Dupy (Enid, Okla.) is one of 21 returning players from the 2011 Watch List, while a total of 51 players have been named to this year's preseason list.
The 6'2", 285-pound senior has started all but two games in his career with 36 starting assignments. Last season, Dupy graded 90-percent against #1-ranked Oklahoma in the season opener and graded over 80-percent in all 13 games for the Golden Hurricane.
Dupy is one of five Conference USA players named to the Rimington Watch List, as the others include UTEP's Eloy Atkinson, SMU's Blake McJunkin, Austin Quattrochi of Southern Miss, and UCF's Jordan Rae.
The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The twelve-year old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised nearly $100 million for CF Research.
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 double winner as the nation's finest college interior lineman.
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