STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut redshirt sophomore Ryan Crozier (Plantation, Fla.) has been named to the 2016 Spring Watch List for the Rimington Trophy. The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding center in the country.
Crozier played 10 games on the offensive line as a true freshman in 2014 – starting the final three games at left guard. He was moved to the center position in the spring of 2015, but missed all of last season due to an injury. Crozier ended 2016 spring football as the starting center for the Huskies.
Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.6 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $120 million for the fight against cystic fibrosis.
Dave Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at 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. The winner of the trophy will be honored at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Neb., on January 14, 2017.