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Reese Dismukes Wins The Rimington Trophy

The two-year captain and four-year starter has been named the nation's top center.

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Auburn center Reese Dismukes has won The Rimington Trophy, as the nation's top center. The two-year captain and four-year starter has made 49 career starts and has been the anchor of the offensive line. He is the first Auburn player to win the award.

The Rimington Trophy Watch List started out with a whopping 66 players. As one of six finalists, Dismukes and Oregon's Hroniss Grasu were repeat finalists. The other finalists were Michigan State's Jack Allen, Georgia's David Andrews, Kansas State B.J. Finney and Boston College's Andy Gallik.

Dismukes, who recently accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl, really developed under the leadership of Coach Malzahn, on the field and off. He represented Auburn at SEC Media Days and was named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll and 2014 AP All-SEC First Team. He was also a finalist for The 2014 Outland Trophy.

Dismukes will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska in January.

Reese was also a finalist for the Outland Trophy, but lost out to Iowa's Brandon Scherff. He was, however, also named to the Walter Camp All-American team.