David Molk, Rimington Award Winner

David Molk, Rimington Award Winner

December 9, 2011
David Molk (left) is pretty dang good

Congratulatioins to Michigan center David Molk, who last night won the Rimington Award for being the nation’s best center!  Molk is the second Michigan center to win the trophy, following David Baas (now with the New York Giants) who won it in 2004.

Other award winners so far this year:

Maxwell Award (Outstanding Player): Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford
Walter Camp Award (Player of the Year): Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford
Home Depot Award (Coach of the Year): Les Miles – LSU
Doak Walker Award (Outstanding Running Back): Trent Richardson – RB – Alabama
Davey O’Brien Award (National Quarterback Award): Robert Griffin III – QB – Baylor
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (Senior Quarterback Award): Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford
Fred Biletnikoff Award (Outstanding Wide Receiver): Justin Blackmon – WR – Oklahoma State
John Mackey Award (Outstanding Tight End): Dwayne Allen – TE – Clemson
Outland Trophy (Outstanding Interior Lineman): Barrett Jones – OT – Alabama
Vince Lombard Award (Outstanding Lineman): Luke Kuechly – LB – Boston College
Rimington Trophy (Outstanding Center): David Molk – C – Michigan
Chuck Bednarik Award (Defensive Player of the Year): Tyrann Mathieu – CB – LSU
Dick Butkus Award (Outstanding Linebacker): Luke Kuechly – LB – Boston College
Jim Thorpe Award (Outstanding Defensive Back): Morris Claiborne – CB – LSU
Lou Groza Award (Outstanding Placekicker): Randy Bullock – K – Texas A&M
Ray Guy Award (Outstanding Punter): Ryan Allen – P – Louisiana Tech
Ted Hendricks Award (Outstanding Defensive End): Whitney Mercilus – DE – Illinois
Campbell Trophy (Top Scholar Athlete): Andrew Rodriguez – LB – Army
Frank Broyles Award (Top Assistant Coach): John Chavis – Def. Coordinator – LSU


  1. Comments: 21384
    Dec 09, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    How the holy hell does John Chavis win top assistant over Mattison?

  2. Comments: 21384
    Dec 09, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    @ Anonymous 11:00 a.m.

    Mattison did a great job, but you can't really argue with Chavis. LSU has a great defense. They're #3 in rush defense and pass effeciency defense, #2 in in total defense and scoring defense, #13 in sacks, and #1 in turnover margin. Mattison made a big improvement for Michigan, but Michigan did just give up 34 points to a mediocre Ohio State team with a true freshman quarterback. The most points LSU gave up this season was 27…and that was to an offensive powerhouse in the form of Oregon.

  3. Comments: 21384
    Dec 09, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Yes Thunder, but the argument can be made that Mattison did a lot more with less (no disrespect to any of the current players). LSU's D is stacked with guys that will be playing on Sundays.

  4. Comments: 21384
    Dec 09, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    @ Anonymous 2:32 p.m.

    I agree, but to some extent, I think our judgment is being clouded by just how BAD our defensive coaching was for the past few seasons. These are the exact same guys that finished #108 (or 112 or whatever) last year, except for a couple changes like Jonas Mouton, Obi Ezeh, and James Rogers, the latter two of whom were largely non-factors.

    Michigan actually has some talent on defense. Mattison made that talent successful. Chavis took more talent…and made it awesome.

  5. Comments: 21384
    Dec 09, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    Wow, 2x Biletnikoff winner Justin Blackmon… very impressive. They're becoming MSU-like in their ability to churn out excellent WR's (except lets hope these guys don't flame out in the pros like MSU WR's tend to do).

  6. Comments: 21384
    Dec 10, 2011 at 1:53 AM

    Congratulations to David Molk.

    He has been a great Wolverine.

    Here's hoping he makes some money playing on Sunday, comes out of it healthy and in a position to afford a shirt that fits him around the neck.

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