University of Toledo junior Zac Kerin (Delaware, OH-Olentangy) has been named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation's best center.
Kerin was a second-team All-MAC selection in 2011, keying an offense that ranked eighth in nation and first in MAC in scoring offense (42.2), and 10th in the nation and first in MAC in total offense (481.3). Toledo's offensive line also ranked tied for sixth in nation and first in MAC in fewest sacks allowed (10).
Kerin, a civil engineering major, also was an Academic All-MAC selection and a nominee for Academic All-America.
The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-FBS. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2 million for the cystic fibrosis community. 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 nearly $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.