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Sanders Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List
Release: May 01, 2007
By: Erich Schubert, Graduate Assistant SID
Junior Daniel Sanders will man either the center or guard position for the Buffs in 2007.
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BOULDERUniversity of Colorado junior guard/center Daniel Sanders is among 46 candidates named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List for the 2007 season, announced Tuesday.


            The Rimington Trophy is awarded each year to the most outstanding center in college football. This is the third straight year the Buffs have had a player on the Rimington Watch List.


            Sanders started 11 games at right guard for the Buffs as a sophomore in 2006. He finished third among CU offensive linemen with 655 plays from scrimmage. As a redshirt freshman in 2005, Sanders played in 10 games and was selected to the Freshman All-Big 12 Team by The Sporting News.


            This spring, Sanders was switched between center and guard as one of the few able-bodied offensive linemen available for practices. The team will look to replace last year’s graduating seniors Mark Fenton and Bryce MacMartin.   


            “It’s nice to be on a list like that with a lot of good players,” Sanders said. “I expect to get this offensive line together this fall and help get the new guys come in to make sure we run the ball well.”


The winner is selected by determining the consensus All-American center pick from four primary All-American teams. The Remington Trophy recipient will be honored at an awards banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Neb., in January of 2008.


Fenton was one of three finalists for the Rimington Award in 2005, his junior year. He was on the watch list again in 2006, but started only five games in his senior campaign after suffering a cracked fibula against Georgia. Fenton currently has workouts scheduled with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs as he tries to make an NFL squad. 

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