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University Of Iowa Offensive Lineman Now In The Running For A Top National Award And Monroe City Head Coach David Kirby Offers A “Football Friday Night” Scouting Report

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University of Iowa sophomore offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum has been named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List. 2020 marks the 17th year, the Rimington Trophy will be awarded to the nation’s premier center in college football. Former Hawkeye and current Los Angeles Ram, Austin Blythe, was a finalist for the award in 2015. 

Linderbaum (6-3, 289) started all 13 games at center in 2019 to earn honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by league coaches and media. A native of Solon, Iowa, Linderbaum was named a preseason second-team All-American by the Associated Press, and third-team All-American by Phil Steele and Athlon Sports. He is also a member of Iowa’s 2020 Leadership Group.  

The center with the most first team votes on three All-America teams (Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News, and Football Writers Association of America) will determine the winner of the Rimington Trophy.  

The award is named after Nebraska center Dave Rimington, who is a two-time All-American, College Football Hall of Fame inductee, and the only college football player to win the Outland Trophy twice. 

Iowa opens the 2020 season on the road against Purdue, Oct. 24 at 2:30 p.m.

On the high school gridiron this "Football Friday Night", the Panthers of Monroe City will have a new opponent to face, on the road, to replace the game against Clark County that was canceled last week due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns.  

WGEM Sports contacted MCHS head coach David Kirby regarding the game that was announced this afternoon. Kirby stated that the team the Panthers will face in less than 48 resembles a certain Clarence Cannon Conference foe. We'll have details...

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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