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Michael Saffell On Rimington Trophy Watch List

Oct 14, 2020
Michael Saffell has been named to the watch list for the 2020 Rimington Trophy. | Watch List

NEW YORK, NY – Michael Saffell was named Wednesday to 2020 Rimington Trophy Watch List after the award's committee adjusted its procedures with consideration to the COVID-19 pandemic, choosing to holds its 2020 watch list until play began and a plan was implemented across all Division I conference.

Cal opens a 2020 season delayed by COVID-19 against Washington on Nov. 7 at California Memorial Stadium, with the kickoff time and television network to be announced either 12 or six days in advance. Under state and Pac-12 protocols, fans are not allowed to attend in person.

Below are notes on Saffell with an extended bio available by clicking on his name.
Michael Saffell, OL, 6-2, 290, Sr., 3L, Huntington Beach, CA (Edison HS)
– Named Second-Team Preseason All-Pac-12 (Pick Six Previews), Third-Team Preseason All-Pac-12 (Athlon, Lindy's) and Fourth-Team Preseason All-Pac-12 (Phil Steele) as a 2020 senior, as well as a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy and on watch lists for the Rimington Trophy and Wuerffel Trophy Preseason Watch List
– Has played in 24 games with 19 starts since his 2017 arrival, making a career-high 11 of his starts at center as a 2019 junior when he was named second-team All-Pac-12 by Pro Football Focus
– Played a key role on an offense as a junior that committed a school-record low 13 turnovers in 13 games, put together game-winning drives on its final possessions in victories at both Washington and Stanford, and averaged 30.0 points and 414.3 total yards per game over its last four wins while scoring a season-high 35 points in its final contest in a Redbox Bowl victory over Illinois