Junior C Evan Boehm
July 8, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Junior center Evan Boehm (Lee's Summit, Mo.) was named to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List, the award's committee announced Tuesday. Mizzou Football's leader in the middle of the offensive line is one of 66 centers from across the country named to the list. The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding center in college football.
Boehm started all 14 games at center last season, anchoring Mizzou's 12-2 campaign that garnered a Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title and Cotton Bowl Classic championship. Mizzou's rushing offense (237.9 yards per game) ranked second in the SEC and 16th nationally.
Boehm has been a mainstay on the Tigers' offensive line since he arrived in Columbia as a freshman in 2012, a season in which he started all 12 games at left guard and earned First Team Freshman All-America recognition from College Football News. He made the move to center during spring drills in 2013.
The fifteen-year old Rimington 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 full Rimington watch list can be found here.
Mizzou Football fans are reminded that remaining 2014 season tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Thursday, July 10 at 6 p.m. CT, with online-only sales that evening at mutigers.com/buytickets. The next morning, Friday, July 11, beginning at 8 a.m., fans may also purchase season tickets by phone (1-800-CAT-PAWS or 884-PAWS in mid-Missouri), in person at the Mizzou Arena ticket office, or online. More ticket information can found here.
The Tigers kick off the 2014 season at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field vs. South Dakota State at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
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