By: Brian Rauf
Clemson center Dalton Freeman was named one of the six finalists for the Rimington Award, which is given annually to the top center in college football. Freemen was also a finalist in 2011, and became the second two-time finalist in Clemson history.
Freeman has started 48 consecutive games for the Tigers, and was a first team All-ACC selection for the second straight season. He was also an American Football Coaches Association first team All-American at the center position, and won the ACC Lineman of the Week twice in 2012.
The other Rimington Award finalists are Braxton Cave (Notre Dame), Barrett Jones (Alabama), Mario Benavides (LSU), Matt Stankiewitch (Penn State), and Khaled Holmes (Southern Cal). All six of the finalists are in their final year of eligibility.
Freeman’s last game for the 10-2 Tigers will come in the Chick-fil-A bowl when Clemson takes on LSU on December 31.