TU’s Chandler Miller On Rimington List
STAR CENTER: Chandler Miller (6-3, 293), a junior from Bixby, was named to the preseason Rimington Trophy list for the second consecutive year.
Courtesy the University of Tulsa
University of Tulsa offensive center Chandler Miller has been named to the 2017 Spring Watch List for the Rimington Award, an award presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding center.
Miller (6-3, 293), a junior from Bixby was named to the preseason list for the second consecutive year. Miller has played and started in all 26 career games at the center position for the Golden Hurricane.
As a sophomore, Miller was named first-team American Athletic Conference, while leading a Tulsa offensive line that paved the way for a school record eight 300+ rushing games. Tulsa’s offense ranked fourth nationally for total offense (527.0 ypg) and eighth in the for rushing offense (261.7 ypg) last year.
Miller graded over 90 percent in eight games last season, including a grade of 94 -percent at Navy and 91 percent against No. 12 Houston.
Miller red-shirted as a true freshman in 2014 following an all-state season at Bixby High School in 2013. He is one of seven players from the American Athletic Conference among a total of 63 players on the Rimington Award spring watch list.
About the Remington Trophy
The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in College Football. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.9 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for systic fibrosis and has raised over $130 million for the fight against 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 came the Outland Trophy’s only double winner as the nation’s finest college interior lineman.