CSU's Richburg named to Rimington Trophy watch list

May 25, 2012

By Stuart Buchanan
Athletic Media Relations

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Colorado State’s Weston Richburg received national recognition Thursday when the 6-4, 297-pound center was one of 50 players named to the Rimington Trophy watch list.  The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s top center.

Richburg is one of 21 returning players from the 2011 watch list.

He earned his spot on the Rimington Trophy watch list after a successful sophomore campaign. Richburg was the anchor of the Rams offensive line starting all 12 games, including 10 at center. Not only did he help running back Chris Nwoke rush for 1,130 yards, the most by any Ram since 2008, but he also helped Nwoke become the first player in Rams history with multiple 200-yard rushing games in the same season.

A versatile lineman, Richburg started two games at tackle with a broken right hand, but finished the season back at center snapping with his left hand.

“It is an honor being selected again,” Richburg said. “It is the most elite players at that position so it is a real honor being listed among those guys. Hopefully this year I make something of it instead of just being a guy on the list. I was honored last year and honored again this year.”

The Rimington Trophy committee uses four All-America football teams to select the Rimington Trophy winner. The center who compiles the most first-team votes from the American Football Coaches Association, the Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America will be determined the winner.

The winner will be honored at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Neb., on Jan. 12, 2013.