Florida redshirt junior TJ McCoy was named to the watchlist for the Rimington Trophy on Friday.
McCoy anchored the offensive line as the starting center in nine games last season before suffering a season ending injury in November.
McCoy is a 6’1, 314 lb lineman from Clermont, FL who attended South Lake High before attending Florida.
McCoy’s father, Tony, played defensive tackle for Florida before enjoying a nine year NFL career with Indianapolis and Arizona.
The Rimington Trophy is named for former Nebraska center, Dave Rimington, who was one of the top centers in college football history. The award is given to the most outstanding center in college football every year since 2000. The award also serves as a fundraiser for the Boomer Esiason Foundation’s fight against cystic fibrosis.
Former Gator Maurkice Pouncey earned the honor in 2009.