Antoine Caldwell Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Junior center Antoine Caldwell was named to the 2007 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List on Tuesday. 

For the second straight year, Caldwell, a native of Montgomery, finds his name on the prestigious list. He was named to the watch list prior to the 2006 season after only playing one game at center in his collegiate career.

Last season Caldwell started all 13 games at center and guided the Crimson Tide offensive line. He was named to the All-SEC second team by the league's 12 coaches. He was also selected the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week on Sept. 4. He was one of only five players to tally over 800 snaps, finishing with a total of 810 plays on the year. He was second on the team with 58 knockdowns during the regular season, recording five or more knockdowns in six of the 12 games.

As a freshman Caldwell was one of the top freshman offensive linemen in the country. He played 772 snaps and earned Rivals.com first team Freshman All-America honors and was a Freshman All-SEC pick. He played most of the season as a guard before moving to center for the 2006 AT&T Cotton Bowl.

The Rimington Trophy is an eight year old award presented by Canon, Cornhusker Marriott and Logitech. The award is hosted by the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

West Virginia's Dan Mozes, Minnesota's Greg Eslinger, Michigan's David Baas (2004 co-winner), LSU's Ben Wilkerson (2004 co-winner), Virginia Tech's Jake Grove, Miami's Brett Romberg, Ohio State's LeCharles Bentley, and Nebraska's Dominic Raiola are past recipients.

Esiason created his foundation in 1993 to support research and treatment of cystic fibrosis. Esiason and Dave Rimington were teammates on the Cincinnati Bengals from 1984-87. Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first team All- America center at Nebraska in 1981 and 1982 during which he became the John Outland Trophy's only double winner as the nation's premiere college interior lineman.

The winner is selected by determining the consensus All-American center pick from four existing All America Teams, including the American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News and Football Writers Association of America

The center with the most first team votes will be determined the winner. If there is a tie with first team votes, then the center with most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by the Rimington Trophy committee.
The winner will be honored at an awards banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Nebraska in January of 2008.

Caldwell is one of 20 juniors named to the list of 47 preseason candidates. 

2007 Rimington Trophy Watch List

Kenny Alfred

Washington State

Sophomore

6'2"

293 lbs.

Sete Aulai

BYU

Senior

6'0"

290 lbs.

Royce Blackledge

Mississippi State

Senior

6'4"

293 lbs.

Tim Bond

Wyoming

Junior

6'4"

296 lbs.

Jason Bosley

Auburn

Junior

6'2"

280 lbs.

Brett Byford

Nebraska

Senior

6'3"

300 lbs.

Antoine Caldwell

Alabama

Junior

6'3"

288 lbs.

Jim Cordle

Ohio State

Sophomore

6'5"

275 lbs.

Mike Dent

West Virginia

Junior

6'4"

285 lbs.

Kyle DeVan

Oregon State

Senior

6'2"

310 lbs.

Rafael Eubanks

Iowa

Sophomore

6'3"

288 lbs.

Robby Felix

UTEP

Junior

6'3"

295 lbs.

Dominic Green

Nevada

Junior

6'3"

295 lbs

Blaine Guenther

Air Force

Senior

6'2"

270 lbs.

Kyle Gunther

Utah

Senior

6'4"

304 lbs.

Antron Harper

Navy

Senior

5'11"

272 lbs.

Brett Helms

LSU

Junior

6'2"

283 lbs.

Chris Joseph

UCLA

Senior

6'5"

282 lbs.

Steve Justice

Wake Forest

Senior

6'4"

280 lbs.

Adam Korby

Idaho

Junior

6'2"

292 lbs.

Robbie Krutilla

Western Michigan

Senior

6'3"

308 lbs.

Doug Legursky

Marshall

Senior

6'3"

308 lbs.

Scott Lenahan

North Carolina

Senior

6'1"

290 lbs.

Kory Lichtensteiger

Bowling Green

Senior

6'3"

300 lbs.

Jonathan Luigs

Arkansas

Junior

6'4"

305 lbs.

Alex Mack

California

Junior

6'5"

295 lbs.

Tim Mattran

Stanford

Senior

6'5"

300 lbs.

Ryan McDonald

Illinois

Junior

6'5"

300 lbs.

Josh McNeil

Tennessee

Sophomore

6'4"

280 lbs.

Drew Miller

Florida

Senior

6'5"

297 lbs.

Trey Miranne

Army

Senior

6'0"

273 lbs.

Justin Paysinger

San Jose State

Junior

6'1"

295 lbs.

Mike Pollak

Arizona State

Senior

6'4"

300 lbs.

Daniel Sanders

Colorado

Junior

6'3"

305 lbs.

Blake Schlueter

Texas Christian

Junior

6'3"

272 lbs.

Kevin Sheridan

Boston College

Senior

6'3"

295 lbs.

A.Q. Shipley

Penn State

Junior

6'1"

293 lbs.

Adam Spieker

Missouri

Junior

6'4"

310 lbs.

John Sullivan

Notre Dame

Senior

6'4"

290 lbs.

Ryan Tonnemacher

Utah State

Junior

6'3"

272 lbs.

Lafu Tuioti-Mariner

Hawaii

Junior

6'0"

279 lbs.

Kevin Tuminello

Georgia Tech

Senior

6'4"

290 lbs.

Cody Wallace

Texas A&M

Senior

6'4"

296 lbs.

Ryan Wendell

Fresno State

Senior

6'2"

285 lbs.

Austin Wilkinson

Rice

Junior

6'2"

270 lbs.

Eric Wood

Louisville

Junior

6'4"

301 lbs.

Ben Wyss

Indiana

Senior

6'1"

280 lbs.


 

 

     
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