Sincere Haynesworth named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

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Tulane sophomore Sincere Haynesworth

Pearland, Texas native has been one of the Green Wave’s most consistent offensive linemen

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University sophomore Sincere Haynesworth was named to the 2020 Rimington Trophy watch list on Wednesday. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding center in college football.

In less than two seasons at Tulane, Haynesworth has established himself as one of the Green Wave’s top offensive linemen. This season, the Pearland, Texas, native has played a key role in paving the way for Tulane to rush for over 200 yards in three games this season.

As a freshman 2019, he made 11 appearances and five starts. He also helped Tulane’s ground attack to rush for over 3,000 yards for the first time in school history.

While more than a dozen All-America teams are selected annually, the Rimington Trophy committee uses these three prestigious teams to determine a winner:

• Walter Camp Foundation (WCF)
• Sporting News (SN)
• Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)

Because the selectors of these three All-America teams can place centers in a “mix” of offensive linemen that includes guards and tackles, their 11-man first teams can often have two centers. The Rimington Trophy committee’s policy is to count all players that play primarily the center position for their respective teams as centers, even though they may be listed as guards or tackles on the All- America teams.

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 the most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by a majority vote from the Rimington Trophy committee. Because of COVID-19 and the ever-changing guidelines of in-person events, details of the annual presentation will be announced when confirmed.

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