Texas senior center Dominic Espinosa has been selected to the watch list for the 2014 Rimington Trophy, honoring the nation's top center, the Rimington Trophy Committee has announced. It is the second straight year Espinosa has been named to the list. A fourth-year lineman, Espinosa has played in 39 career games, all starts at center over the last three seasons. His 39 straight starts are the most of any returner for the Longhorns.
Espinosa earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors in 2013 after helping the offense rank 36th nationally in rushing (196.2 yards per game), and aiding the line in surrendering just 16 sacks (1.3 pg), which ranked tied for 17th fewest in the FBS.
Espinosa completed his undergraduate degree in corporate communication in the spring of 2014. He has been named to the UT Athletics Director's Honor Roll and was a 2011 second-team Academic All-Big 12 choice.
Former Longhorn Chris Hall was named a Rimington Trophy finalist in 2009.
The winner of the Rimington Trophy will be chosen through cumulative votes of three All-America teams, including the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America. The winner will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, January 17, 2014.
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