Center Coleman Shelton and tight end Darrell Daniels were today named to the preseason watch lists for the 2016 Dave Rimington Trophy and the John Mackey Award, respectively. The Rimington Trophy is given each year to the nation’s best center, while the Mackey Award honors America’s best tight end.
Congrats to @cshel957 on being named to the @rimingtontrophy watch list...STORY: https://t.co/CEZbohOWxS pic.twitter.com/mToJuhPwDv— UW Football (@UW_Football) July 6, 2016
Keep an eye on @Drinkmysuccess as he is on the watch list for the @JohnMackeyAward. STORY-https://t.co/GQVMEibBKI pic.twitter.com/YDHvwe74jS— UW Football (@UW_Football) July 6, 2016
The Rimington Trophy has never been claimed by a Pac-12 player, let alone a Husky, so it would certainly be a momentous occasion should Shelton win it during his redshirt junior year. Washington fans should be more familiar with the Mackey Award, having seen Austin Seferian-Jenkins win it in 2013.
Washington has now seen six of its players featured on the four national award watch lists that have been released so far, with Shelton and Daniels joining Jake Browning, Myles Gaskin, Budda Baker and Sidney Jones IV in being recognized.
Some interesting notes regarding the watch lists released so far (@TheMaxwellAward, @Bednarik, @JohnMackeyAward and @rimingtontrophy):— Ryan Priest (@ryanpriest) July 7, 2016
Only 11 schools have had players included in all four lists: Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, ...— Ryan Priest (@ryanpriest) July 7, 2016
... Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Temple, Tennessee and Washington. Of them, UW is the only representative from the Pac-12.— Ryan Priest (@ryanpriest) July 7, 2016
In addition, only seven teams have had six or more players included in the four lists. Clemson has eight ...— Ryan Priest (@ryanpriest) July 7, 2016
... Alabama, Michigan and Tennessee have seven, and Oklahoma, TCU and Washington have six.— Ryan Priest (@ryanpriest) July 7, 2016