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Jamaal Clayborn Named To Rimington Trophy Watch List

The senior center from Jackson, Mississippi is getting some preseason attention.

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Standing at 6'4" and 315 pounds, Jamaal Clayborn certainly fits the mold of your typical, road grading SEC center and he's one of eight SEC centers to catch the Rimington Trophy committee's eyes.

From the Rimington Trophy's website:

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.6 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $120 million for the fight against cystic fibrosis.

Jamaal Clayborn is the first Bulldog since Dillon Day to be put on the watchlist for the award and he's expected to be a big reason for any improvements that are made to the offensive line this season. And although it's big that he's getting some preseason love, it's important to remember that over 50 centers from 10 conferences (and 1 independent school) are named to this watchlist. The winner of the trophy will be recognized on January 14th, 2017.

Read the official release from the university.

Check out the others on the watch list.