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Colorado’s Tim Lynott, Jr., left, has been named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy.

Colorado’s Tim Lynott, Jr., has been named to the preseason watch list for the Dave Rimington Trophy.

Established in 2000, the Rimington Trophy honors the best center in college football.

Lynott, a fifth-year senior and three-year starter, has primarily played right guard during his career with the Buffaloes, but he is projected to start at center this season.

At CU, Lynott has played in 36 games, with 33 starts (29 at right guard, four at center). His four starts at center came in 2017.

During spring practices this year, Lynott moved to center. He comes into this season as the Buffs’ most experienced lineman.

CU has never had a player win the Rimington Trophy, but in 2005, Mark Fenton was one of six finalists.