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CFB: Iowa's Austin Blythe Named To Rimington Watch List

Updated: Monday, May 19 2014, 10:48 PM CDT
IOWA CITY, Iowa:  University of Iowa junior center
Austin Blythe has been named to the Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List for the
2014 season.  The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most
Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I college football.



Blythe (6-foot-3, 290-pounds) started all 13 games at center
in 2013 as the Hawkeyes posted an 8-5 overall record.  Iowa placed second
the Big Ten Conference Legends Division and earned a spot in the 2014 Outback
Bowl.





Blythe earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in 2013
from both league coaches and media.  Blythe started nine games at right
guard as a redshirt freshman in 2012, earning first team Freshman All-America
honors from Scout.com.  He missed two games due to injury in 2012 and made
the move from guard to center during spring practice.  He redshirted in
2011.





Blythe is a native of Williamsburg, Iowa.  He has been
named to Iowa's Leadership Group for three straight years.  He is one of
64 players, including nine Big Ten candidates, on this year's Rimington list.





The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most
Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Since its inception,
the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.5 million for the cystic fibrosis
community. The 14-year-old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation,
which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over
$100 million for CF Research.



CFB: Iowa's Austin Blythe Named To Rimington Watch List


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