Lindstrom Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List



July 23, 2021

Athletic Communications

Another preseason accolade for the All-ACC center

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College senior center Alec Lindstrom was named to the 2021 Rimington Trophy Watch List on Friday.

This year, the Rimington Trophy committee worked with Pro Football Focus (PFF) to narrow down its list to the top 40 centers. PFF grades every player on every play of every game on how well they execute their given assignment. That play-by-play grading allowed the Trophy committee to create a watch list based both on nominations from the school and data provided by PFF. Once the season begins, schools will be able to nominate their centers for late addition based on in-season merit.

Earlier this summer, Lindstrom was named to Pro Football Focus’ All-America second-team and Phil Steele’s Preseason All-America second-team.

In 2020, Lindstrom was just the second Boston College center to garner All-ACC first-team honors, joining Andy Gallik (2014). He was one of three players to take all 785 offensive snaps last season. He was part of a unit that started all 11 games together and held up for the third-ranked passing attack in the ACC at 284.2 yards per game.

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.


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