Alfred Named to Rimington Watch List

May 7, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State redshirt junior Kenny Alfred was named to the 2008 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List, awarded annually to the nation's top college center, the Rimington Trophy committee announced Wednesday.

Alfred, one of 42 players nationally to be named to the Watch List, has started at center in each of his first two years playing for the Cougars. As a redshirt freshman Alfred appeared in all 12 games, making eight starts and earning Freshman All-America Second Team honors. As a redshirt sophomore this past season, Alfred started each of his 11 games played, helping WSU lead the Pacific-10 Conference and finish eighth in the nation in passing yardage (319.58 yards per game), and finish second in the conference and 28th in the country in total offense (435.25 yards per game).

The nine-year-old trophy is presented by the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Past recipients include Nebraska's Dominic Raiola, Ohio State's LeCharles Bentley, Miami's Brett Romberg, Virginia Tech's Jake Grove, co-winners Michigan's David Baas and LSU's Ben Wilkerson, Minnesota's Greg Eslinger, West Virginia's Dan Mozes and Arkansas' Jonathan Luigs.

The winner will be honored at the Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 17, 2009.

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