Nebraska senior Cole Pensick is one of 44 players named to the spring watch list for the 2013 Rimington Trophy, presented annually to the top center in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The award is named in honor of two-time Husker Outland Trophy winner Dave Rimington, who starred for Nebraska from 1980-82.
Pensick, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound Lincoln Northeast product, is one of five senior offensive linemen with extensive playing experience for the Huskers, having played in all 14 games in 2012, including starting the final two games of the year at center.
Pensick is one of four centers from the Big Ten among those on the list, joined by Michigan State’s Travis Jackson, Ohio State’s Corey Linsley and Northwestern’s Brandon Vitabile.
Pensick played mostly as a swing guard last year, but he started in the Capital One Bowl against Georgia, dominating Bulldog defensive lineman Kwame Geathers, who weighed 70 pounds more than Pensick.
The winner of the 2013 Rimington Trophy will be honored at a banquet in Lincoln on Jan. 11, 2014.