Nebraska senior Cole Pensick is one of 44 players who have been named to the Spring Watch List for the 2013 Rimington Trophy. The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and is named in honor of two-time Husker Outland Trophy winner Dave Rimington, who starred for Nebraska from 1980 to 1982.
The 6-2, 275-pound Pensick is in line to take over as Nebraska’s starting center in 2013, after splitting time between guard and center last fall. Pensick is one of five senior offensive linemen with extensive playing experience that figure to make the offensive line a strong unit for the Huskers in 2013.
The Lincoln Northeast product played in all 14 games in 2012, including starting the final two games of the year at center. Pensick served as the top backup at both guard spots for most of the year, while also backing up the center spot. The play of Pensick and the Husker offensive line helped Nebraska average better than 240 rushing yards per game, while topping 200 yards on the ground in 12 games. In the two games Pensick started at center, the Huskers averaged 260.5 yards rushing
Pensick is one of four centers from the Big Ten Conference among those named to the Watch List. The winner of the 2013 Rimington Trophy will be honored at a banquet in Lincoln on Jan. 11, 2014.