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Texas A&M's Matthews named to Rimington watch list

Texas A&M's Matthews named to Rimington watch list

Texas A&M senior center Mike Matthews was one of 52 players named to the Spring “watch list” for the Rimington Trophy, which is given annually to Division I-A college football's most outstanding center.

It is the second straight year that Matthews has been named to the prestigious list and he is the second Matthews brother to be named to the watch list, joining older brother, Kevin, who was a Rimington Trophy candidate for the Aggies in 2009.  Another brother, Jake, won the Southeastern Conference's Jacobs Blocking Trophy as a tackle for the Aggies in 2013 and was a first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons in 2014.

Matthews, from Missouri City, Texas, enters his senior season in 2015 with 23 career starts, which are the fourth-most on the team behind defensive end Julien Obioha, cornerback De'Vante Harris and offensive tackle Germain Ifedi. With Matthews providing protection for the SEC's top passing attack in 2014, the Aggies led the Southeastern Conference in passing yards (305.5 per game) and passing touchdowns (39).

2015 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List (by Conference)

Conference 

School

First Name 

Last Name 

Class Year

Height 

Weight 

SEC

Alabama

Ryan

Kelly

SR

6'5

301

Arkansas

Mitch

Smothers

SR

6'3

315

Kentucky

Jon

Toth 

JR

6'5

295

LSU

Ethan

Pocic

JR

6'7

301

Missouri

Evan

Boehm

SR

6'3

320

South Carolina

Alan

Knott

RS SO

6'4

268

Texas A&M

Mike 

Matthews

SR

6'2

290

Vanderbilt

Spencer

Pulley

RS SR

6'4

305

American

Cincinnati

Deyshawn

Bond

JR

6'2

298

Connecticut

Ryan

Crozier

SO

6'4

294

Memphis

Gabe

Kuhn

RS SO

6'4

290

SMU

Taylor

Lasecki

SR

6'2

294

Temple

Kyle 

Friend

SR

6'2

305

ACC

Clemson

Ryan 

Norton

SR

6'3

285

Georgia Tech

Freddie

Burden

RS JR

6'3

302

North Carolina

Lucas 

Crowley

JR

6'3

290

Pittsburgh

Alex

Officer

RS SO

6'4

335

Big Ten

Iowa 

Austin

Blythe

SR

6'3

290

Michigan State

Jack

Allen

RS SR

6'2

295

Ohio State

Jacoby

Boren

SR

6'2

285

Purdue

Robert

Kugler

SR

6'3

294

Wisconsin 

Dan

Voltz

JR

6'3

311

Big 12 

Baylor 

Kyle 

Fuller

JR

6'5

305

Oklahoma

Ty

Darlington

SR

6'2

299

TCU

Joey 

Hunt

SR

6'3

295

Texas

Taylor

Doyle

SR

6'4

303

Texas Tech

Jared

Kaster

SR

6'3

293

West Virginia 

Tyler 

Orlosky

RS JR

6'4

297

C-USA

Louisiana Tech

Kirby

Wixson

SR

6'4

325

Marshall

Michael

Selby

JR

6'2

276

Middle Tennessee

Josh

Chester

RS JR

6'3

305

North Texas

Kaydon

Kirby

JR

6'3

329

UTEP

Eric 

Lee

SR

6'1

295

WKU

Max

Halpin

RS JR

6'3

295

MAC

Ball State

Jacob

Richard

RS SR

6'1

275

Bowling Green

Tim

McAullife

RS SO

6'0

275

Central Mich.

Nick

Beamish

SR

6'3

310

Eastern Mich.

Jake

Hurcombe

RS JR

6'1

295

Massachusetts

Matt

Sparks

SR

6'4

280

Northern Illinois

Andrew

Ness

SR

6'3

298

Mtn. West

Fresno State

Bo

Bonnheim

SR

6'2

283

Utah State

Austin

Stephens

JR

6'3

305

Pac-12

Arizona State

Nick

Kelly

SR

6'2

294

Colorado

Alex

Kelley

JR

6'2

310

Oregon State

Josh 

Mitchell

SR

6'3

306

Stanford

Graham 

Shuler

SR

6'4

287

UCLA

Jake

Brendel

RS SR

6'4

285

USC

Max

Tuerk

SR

6'6

285

Utah 

Siaosi

Aiono

SR

6'2

305

Sun Belt

Troy 

Dalton 

Bennett

SR

6'3

301

Independent

Army 

Matt

Hugenberg

SR

6'5

309

Notre Dame 

Nick

Martin

Grad.

6'4.5

301

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