Gaynor Selected to Rimington Trophy Watch List

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — University of Miami redshirt junior Corey Gaynor was among those players selected to the watch list for the 2020 Dave Rimington Trophy honoring the nation’s best center, it was announced Wednesday.

Gaynor, who was selected one of four team captains prior to the season, has started all four games at center this fall and is slated for his 18th straight start at the position on Sat., Oct. 17 against Pittsburgh.

In his first start of the season against UAB on Sept. 10, Gaynor was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week. The Hurricanes piled up 337 rushing yards in the victory – the second-most recorded by a Miami team against an FBS opponent since the Hurricanes joined the ACC in 2004 and most in any game since 2016. Gaynor was also Miami’s top-graded offensive lineman last time out against Clemson on Oct 10.

Gaynor is looking to become the second winner of the Rimington Trophy in program history; Brett Romberg won the award in 2002.

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding center in NCAA Division I College Football. Since its inception, award has raised over $4.5 million for the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Dave Rimington, the award’s namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the John Outland Trophy’s only two-time winner as the nation’s finest college interior lineman. The Rimington Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA and its 25 awards now boast over 800 recipients, dating to 1935. Visit ncfaa.org to learn more about the association.