Madsen on First
Joe Madsen
Joe Madsen
Posted May 25, 2012

Award watch lists are beginning to be released by the various committees and conglomerates that pick the top players by position in college football, and a West Virginia senior who figures to be closely scrutinized this year is on one of the earliest to hit the street.

WVU center Joey Madsen, who is expected to contend for postseason honors in several categories, is one of 50 players on the Rimington Award Watch List. Madsen is one of four Big 12 linemen to make the initial list.

The Rimington Award uses four All-America teams to determine the winner of its trophy. Those include squads named by the American Football Coaches Association, the Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America.

The Center with the most first team votes will be determined the winner. If there is a tie with first team votes, then the Center with most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by the Rimington Trophy committee.

The winner will be honored at Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 12, 2013. WVU center Dan Mozes won the 2006 edition of the award.

Related Stories
Mourners Pay Respects To Stewart
 -by  May 24, 2012
Defining Coach Stew
 -by  May 22, 2012

Get the 2012 Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
OL Joe Madsen (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Chardon HS > Alumni
Football > West Virginia
[View My HotList]