PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 8, 2014) – Rutgers senior center Betim Bujari (Secaucus, N.J.) was named to the Rimington Award Watch List Tuesday.
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 $2.5 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The fourteen-year old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $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.
The winner will be honored at the Rimington Trophy presentation banquet on Jan. 17, at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Neb.
Bujari has started two seasons at center for the Scarlet Knights. He was second team all-conference selection last year as the Scarlet Knights appeared in their eighth bowl in the last nine seasons.
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