Georgia’s David Andrews named Rimington Trophy finalist
ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia senior David Andrews has been named one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, which is given to the most outstanding center in college football.
Andrews joins Michigan State junior Jack Allen, Auburn senior Reece Dismukes, Kansas State senior B.J. Finney, Boston College senior Andy Gallik and Oregon senior Hroniss Grasu as the six national finalists.
The winner of the Rimington Trophy will be presented live during the ESPNU Red Carpet Show on Thursday, December 11, immediately preceding the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show. Both shows will originate from the Atlantic Dance Hall on Disney’s Boardwalk at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The winner will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, January 17, 2015. To learn more about the Rimington Trophy, please visit www.rimingtontrophy.com.
The winner of the Rimington Trophy is selected by determining the consensus All-American center pick from three existing All-America teams: Walter Camp Foundation (WCF), Sporting News (SN), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
Andrews, a 6-2, 294-pound native of Johns Creek, Ga., has started a team-best 39 consecutive games, encompassing every contest since 2012. He is one of only two starters on Georgia’s line, which includes two sophomores, who regularly got the starting nod prior to this season.
Andrews has been a Bulldog captain 10 times this year through 12 games. Behind his lead, the Bulldogs have tallied a Southeastern Conference-leading 35 rushing touchdowns and in school history, that only trails the 1971 Bulldog team that finished with 39.
Andrews has helped allow Georgia’s quarterbacks, including first-year starter Hutson Mason, have a completion percentage of 68.1, which is ranked sixth nationally and would establish a school record for a season (64.5, 1997).
After All-American Todd Gurley was suspended and then sustained a season-ending knee injury, Andrews has anchored an offense that has allowed true freshman tailback Nick Chubb to become the 12th Bulldog in school history to reach 1,000 yards rushing in a season.
The 13th-ranked Bulldogs (9-3, 6-2 SEC) take on 20th-ranked Louisville (9-3, 5-3 ACC) in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C., on December 30 at 6:30 p.m.