IOWA CITY, Iowa - University of Iowa junior lineman James Daniels has been named to the 2017 Rimington Trophy Watch List, the Boomer Esiason Foundation announced Tuesday.
The Rimington Trophy is awarded to the nation’s premier centers in college football and is presented annually by the Boomer Esiason Foundation.
Daniels (6-foot-4, 295-pounds), a native of Warren, Ohio, started at center in all 11 games he played in during the 2016 season. Daniels was named to the first-team sophomore All-America by Campus Insiders and was a second-team All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports and third team All-Big Ten member by Big Ten Coaches and media.
The Rimington Trophy winner will be announced on Jan. 13, 2018 at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska. The winner will be determined by a majority vote from the Rimington Trophy committee.
Daniels and the Hawkeyes open their season against Sept. 2 against Wyoming. The game is set for kickoff at 11 a.m. (CT). Fans may purchase single game tickets or ticket mini-packs by contacting the UI Athletic Ticket Office at (800) IA-HAWKS, or online at hawkeyesports.com.