Watching for Penn State on those college football award lists

There is something to be said for college football trophy “watch lists” in May: 
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There are a lot of candidates. 
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And another thing: Most of us will forget about these things until we are reminded of the lists getting cut in, say, four or five months. 
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Anyway, it’s still worth noting that Penn State’s Matt Stankiewitch has been named to the Rimington Trophy “watch list” to honor the nation’s top center. 
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Much of Silas Redd's success as a tailback will be because of the blocking of guys like Matt Stankiewitch.

There are 50 candidates — meaning 50 other no-name centers are in the running. 
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That includes five others just in the Big Ten (Iowa’s James Ferentz, Wisconsin’s Travis Frederick, Indiana’s Will Matte, Illinois’ Graham Pocic and Northwestern’s Brandon Vitabile). 
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And we probably only know Ferentz because he’s the head coach’s son. 
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But back to Stankiewitch and the Rimington. 
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The fifth-year senior is Penn State’s only returning starter on the offensive line. He started every game last fall. 
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He’s a stop student (3.41 GPA) in management and advertising/public relations. 
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The last Nittany Lion to be honored as the nation’s best center? 
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That would be A.Q. Shipley in 2008.
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