Galas named to Rimington Trophy watch list

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Updated: 5/19 1:49 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Nevada senior center Matt Galas has been named to the spring watch list for the Rimington Trophy, the award’s committee announced Tuesday.

The Rimington Trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s “most outstanding center” at the FBS level. 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 double winner as the nation's finest college interior lineman.

Galas is one of 64 players nationally on the list and one of six from the Mountain West. This is the second straight year he has made the initial watch list. A 6-foot-1, 280-pound senior, Galas has started 24 of the last 25 games for the Wolf Pack.

Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The 15-year old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised nearly $100 million for CF Research. For more on the Rimington Trophy and a list of past recipients, visit www.rimingtontrophy.com.

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