Young Named to Rimington Watch List
Young, a native of Clemson, is in his third year as a starter for the Tigers.
Clemson, SC-Clemson center Kyle Young has been named one of 21
centers to he preseason Dave Rimington Award Watch List. The
announcement was made in New York by the Boomer Esiason Foundation,
the sponsor of the award. The award, which goes to the top center in
college football, is named after former Nebraska All-American Dave
Rimington. It will be presented December 15 in Lincoln, NB.
Young was one of three finalists for the award last year,
which was won by Nebraska's Dominic Raiola, who is now with the
Detroit Lions. Young and Maryland center Melvin Fowler were the
only ACC players among the 21 preseason candidates.
This is the second preseason list that Young has been named
to this year. He is also one of the preseason candidates for the
Lombardi Award, which is given to the top lineman in college football.
Young, a native of Clemson, is in his third year as a starter
for the Tigers. He was named a second-team All-American by Football
News last season and was a third-team All-American by The Sporting
News. He has been a first-team Academic All-American each of the
last two years and will attempt to become just the second offensive
lineman in college football history to be a three-time first-team
He got his season off to a good start with an 84 percent
coaches film grade and nine knockdown blocks. His 84 percent grade
was the high mark among Tigers in the 21-13 win over Central Florida.