May 19, 2014
DALLAS (SMU) - SMU junior Taylor Lasecki is one of 64 players on the Fall Watch List for the 2014 Rimington Trophy, the award organization announced today.
The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding center in college football and is named after the award's namesake, Dave Rimington, who was a consensus first-team All-America center at Nebraska in 1981 and 1982.
Lasecki started all 12 games at center for the Mustangs in 2013, extending his streak to 25 consecutive starts. He was part of an offense that set school standards in passing yards, first downs, total offense average, passing yard average, completion percentage and completions. The team was also second in school history in total offense.
In 2012, he was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team as SMU posted top-10 school efforts in scoring, scoring average, total offense, passing yards, passing TDs, completions, attempts, completion percentage and first downs among others, as Lasecki and his fellow linemen blocked for C-USA Offensive Player of the Year Zach Line.
The winner will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday, January 17, 2015.
For a full list of those named to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Watch List, click here.