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Oregon State Football: Center Nathan Eldridge Selected to Rimington Trophy Watch List

Eldridge is considered among the best offensive lineman heading into the 2021 season.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 05 Oregon State at UCLA Photo by Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Center, Nathan Eldridge is one of the anchors of Oregon State’s offensive line and he received a huge honor on Friday when he was selected to the Rimington Award preseason watch list, an accolade given each season to the top center in all of college football.

Eldridge was a 2020 All-Pac-12 First Team selection. He’s played in 36 games in his college career (11 with Oregon State). He started his career with Arizona. Oregon State should have a very competitive offensive line this upcoming season.

The Rimington Trophy committee narrowed down its list to the top 40 centers. The Trophy committee created a watchlist based both on nominations from the school and data provided by PFF. They will also be able to nominate centers for late addition based on in-season merit.

What is the Rimington Trophy?

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“The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding center in NCAA Division I College Football. Since its inception, the award has raised over $4.8 million for the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

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 two-time winner as the nation’s finest college interior lineman. For more on the Rimington Trophy and a list of past recipients, visit

The Rimington Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA and its 25 awards now boast over 800 recipients, dating to 1935. Visit to learn more about the association.”