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BYU’s James Empey Named To Rimington Award Watch List

BYU center James Empey prepares to snap the ball to quarterback Zach Wilson during warmups in Provo. (Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The 2019 Rimington Award Watch List included Sophmore center for BYU James Empey.

Empey is one of 80 Division 1 centers included on the list. No other players from schools in Utah were selected to the watch list.

He was a redshirt freshman but started 13 of BYU’s 13 games last season. Empey was named the number one freshman center by Pro Football Focus last year.

The 6’4″, 300-pound Cougar is a native of American Fork Utah.

The Rimington Award is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Last year’s recipient was Garrett Bradbury of North Carolina State University.