Jeremiah Hatch Named To Rimington Trophy Watch List

July 13, 2011


The Rimington Trophy committee has released its 2011 Fall Watch List with Kansas senior Jeremiah Hatch as one of 43 players from across the nation to be recognized.

Hatch has started 23 games at center for the Jayhawks in his career after playing tackle as a freshman. The Dallas, Texas, native earned Freshman All-America Second Team honors in 2008, while helping lead the Jayhawks to a victory at the Insight Bowl.

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 million for its benefactor, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The 12-year old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised $86 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.

Hatch is one of three players from the Big 12 to find his name on the list, which includes 13 returning players from the 2010 Watch List.

The winner will be honored at Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Neb. on January 14, 2012.