Rimington Award watch list announced for 2013

Oregon's Hroniss Grasu is one of 44 players on the Rimington watch list. (USATSI)
Oregon center Hroniss Grasu is one of 44 on the Rimington watch list. (USATSI)

The Rimington Award, which honors the nation's top center, released its 44-man 2013 watch list on Tuesday.

Seventeen players return from the 2012 watch list. Sorted by conference, the SEC leads the way with nine players, while the PAC-12 and Mountain West Conference check in with five candidates each.

The winner will be honored at the Rimington Trophy presentation banquet on Jan. 11, at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Neb.

Here's the list:

David Andrews , Georgia Bulldogs

Russell Bodine , North Carolina Tar Heels

Evan Boehm , Missouri Tigers

Jake Brendel , UCLA Bruins

Betim Bujari , Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Ben Clarke , Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Sean Conway , Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Dillon Day , Mississippi State Bulldogs

Reese Dismukes , Auburn Tigers

Dominic Espinosa , Texas Longhorns

Dillon Farrell , New Mexico Lobos

Jay Finch , Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

B.J. Finney , Kansas State Wildcats

Matt Galas , Nevada Wolf Pack

Bryce Giddens , Arkansas Razorbacks Arkansas State Red Wolves

Hroniss Grasu , Oregon Ducks

Gus Handler , Colorado Buffaloes

Jonotthan Harrison , Florida Gators

Andre Huval , UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns

Gabe Ikard , Oklahoma Sooners

Travis Jackson , Michigan State Spartans

David Kekuewa , Bowling Green Falcons

Ryan Kelly , Alabama Crimson Tide

Zac Kerin , Toledo Rockets

Kody Koebensky , Arizona State Sun Devils

Tyler Larsen , Utah State Aggies

Taylor Lasecki , Southern Methodist Mustangs

Corey Linsley , Ohio State Buckeyes State" data-canon="Ohio Bobcats" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0">

Macky MacPherson , Syracuse Orange

Mike Marboe , Idaho Vandals

Shane McDermott , Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes

Cole Pensick , Nebraska Cornhuskers

Ryan Powis , Army West Point Black Knights

Bryce Redman , Houston Cougars

Austin Reiter , South Florida Bulls

Weston Richburg , Colorado State Rams

Isaac Seumalo , Oregon State Beavers

James Stone , Tennessee Volunteers

Bryan Stork , Florida State Seminoles

Travis Swanson , Arkansas Razorbacks

Evan Swindall , Ole Miss Rebels

Valerian Ume-Ezeoke , New Mexico State Aggies

Brandon Vitabile , Northwestern Wildcats

Robert Waterman , UNLV Rebels

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