Tallahassee, Fla. -- Florida State center Alec Eberle has been named to the 2016 Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List. Eberle, a redshirt sophomore, started six games for a record-setting FSU offense in 2015. The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I college football.
Eberle started at center for the last six games of the 2015 season after recording his first career start against Syracuse. During that six-game stretch, FSU averaged 34.2 points, 190.2 rushing yards and 429.4 total yards while yielding just seven sacks. The Mechanicsville, Va., native helped pave the way on the offensive line for Dalvin Cook’s record-setting, single-season performance for rushing yards (1,691) and all-purpose yards (1,935). Eberle appeared in 10 games and was part of an offensive line that helped the Seminoles rank 17th nationally, third in the ACC, in yards per carry (5.25) and 18th nationally, third in the ACC, in red- zone conversion rate (89.13 percent).
Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.6 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $120 million for the fight against cystic fibrosis. 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.