Burkett, named to the list for a third straight year, has started 39 consecutive games at NU.
EVANSTON, Ill. — Senior center Ben Burkett (Toledo, Ohio/St. John’s Jesuit) is one of 42 players named to the spring watch list for the 2010 Rimington Trophy. The award honors the nation’s top center.
Burkett, who has started all 39 games Northwestern has played in the last three seasons, is one of 14 players returning from the 2010 Rimington watch list. He is one of six Big Ten centers to make the cut.
Burkett’s play helped helped Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa earn first-team All-Big Ten accolades from the league’s coaches. With Persa directing the Wildcat offense in the season’s first 10 games, Northwestern went 7-3 and was averaging over 410 yards of total offense per game.
The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the