B.J. Finney is one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, presented to the top center in college football.
Finney, a senior Kansas State offensive lineman from Andale, is the first K-State player to be named a finalist for the award since Nick Leckey in 2003. He is joined by other finalists Jack Allen of Michigan State, David Andrews of Georgia, Reese Dismukes of Auburn, Andy Gallike of Boston College and Hroniss Grasu from Oregon.
A three-time candidate for the honor, Finney has been a staple of K-State’s offensive line for four straight years. He has started 51 games and been honored as an all-conference player in three straight seasons.
The Rimington Trophy will be presented during the ESPNU Red Carpet Show on Thursday, preceding the ESPN Home Depot College Football Award Show. The winner will be recognized at a presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Neb. on Jan. 17.