In the year it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the Rimington Trophy Committee announced its watch list of FBS Division I centers entering the fall season and Peyton Reeder was among the candidates.
The list includes 80 centers from around the nation. To build this list, the committee accepted nominations from all eligible programs across the country for consideration. This preseason and for the second year, centers were nominated from every conference.
Reeder is entering his cow season with the Black Knights and is moving over to the center position from right guard after the graduation of Bryce Holland. Reeder has played in 23 career games, including all 13 a season ago in Army's 11-2 year. He was a key part of the offensive line in 2018, which guided the rushing attack to 312 yards per game on the ground.
While more than a dozen All-America teams are selected annually, the Rimington Trophy committee uses these three prestigious teams to determine a winner:
- Walter Camp Foundation (WCF)
- Sporting News (SN)
- Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)
Because the selectors of these three All-America teams can place centers in a "mix" of offensive linemen that includes guards and tackles, their 11-man first teams can often have two centers. The Rimington Trophy committee's policy is to count all players that play primarily the center position for their respective teams as centers, even though they may be listed as guards or tackles on the All- America teams. Read more.