San Diego State Football: Center Jordan Smith named to the Rimington Trophy watch list

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Smith, who's played 25 of the Aztecs' 26 games in the last two seasons, finds himself sitting among the nation's best centers on the Rimington Trophy watch list.

Today, the National College Football Awards Association released the 2014 watch list for the Rimington Trophy, the award given to the best center in the FBS. San Diego State center Jordan Smith (6'5", 285 pounds) is one of the 66 names on that list, found here.

After redshirting his first year at SDSU, Smith has played in 25 of the Aztecs' 26 games the past two years--starting all 13 at center last year. At center, Smith helped lead the offensive line to allow 2.3 sacks per game in 2013-14. Smith and SDSU's other two returning offensive line starters (Darrell Greene and Terry Poole) helped pave the way for running backs Adam Muema and Donnel Pumphrey to run for 1,996 yards and 23 touchdowns last year.

Smith, a native of Redlands, California, entered SDSU in 2011 expecting to play offensive tackle, but he developed into a skilled center--especially blocking for the running back.

There are five other Mountain West centers on the Rimington Trophy watch list: New Mexico's LaMar Bratton, Nevada's Matt Galas, Air Force's Michael Husar, San Jose State's David Peterson and UNLV's Robert Waterman.

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