Senior center Bradley Bozeman was named one of three finalists for the Rimington Trophy, it was announced on Monday. The Rimington Trophy is given annually to the nation’s best center.
Bozeman has graded out at an average of 85.6 percent this year, allowing two sacks and four pressures all season. He’s the signal caller of the offensive line, which is one of three finalists for the Joe Moore Award. He has 16 knockdown blocks and just seven missed assignments this year in 724 snaps.
Alabama leads the SEC in yards before contact (4.17 per carry) and ranks 10th nationally in rushing with 265.3 yards per game. The offense is averaging 39.1 points per game this season, 12th nationally, and 465.4 yards per game to rank 20th in the country.
He has started every game for Alabama in the last two seasons. Bozeman also was named a permanent team captain for Alabama by his teammates at the team banquet on Sunday night and first-team All-SEC on Monday by the AP.
The other finalists are LSU’s Will Clapp and Ohio State’s Billy Price.
The award has been presented every year since 2000. Alabama has two previous Rimington winners: Barrett Jones in 2012 and Ryan Kelly in 2015. The only other schools with multiple winners are Michigan and Ohio State.