Kansas State senior offensive lineman B.J. Finney was one of 66 players nationally to be named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, the award’s committee announced Tuesday.
For the third straight season, Finney is a candidate for the award presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding center.
Former Wildcats Nick Leckey (2003 finalist), Jordan Bedore (2008) and Wade Weibert (2010) were up also up for the award.
K-State’s first offensive lineman to serve as a team captain three times, Finney is a three-time All-Big 12 performer who earned first-team honors in both 2012 and 2013.
The Andale product has started all 39 career games, including the last 38 at center, as he has helped the Wildcats to a 29-10 record over the last three seasons.
K-State begins the 2014 season on Aug. 30 against Stephen F. Austin at Bill Snyder Family Stadium — set to start at 6:10 p.m. and shown on K-StateHD.TV.