Rahrig Earns Spot on Rimington Trophy Watch List
May 20, 2014By troy derengowski of HOOSIER SPORTS 365
IU FOOTBALL RELEASE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana fifth-year senior center Collin Rahrigearned a spot on the Rimington Trophy's Spring Watch List, the Rimington Trophy Committee announced on Monday. The award is presented annually to the nation's most outstanding center.
A 2013 honorable mention All-Big Ten selection, Rahrig started 10 games and collected IU offensive player of the week honors twice. The Hoosiers set single-season school records with 6,102 total yards, 508.5 total yards per game, 461 points, 38.4 points per game, 36 passing touchdowns, 62 total TDs and 300 first downs.
Indiana averaged over 300 passing yards and 200 rushing yards in the same year for the first time in program history. The offensive line did not allow a sack in six games and surrendered one sack every 26.1 pass attempts, which ranked third in the Big Ten. IU was one of just six teams in nation to rank in the top 30 in total, passing, scoring and rushing offense.
After being named Indiana's 2011 Outstanding Walk-On Player of the Year, Rahrig earned a scholarship prior to the 2012 and 2013 seasons.