December 22, 2020

Myers Named a Finalist for the Rimington Trophy


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s recent run of Rimington Trophy finalists continued on Tuesday as Josh Myers was named a finalist for the award, which honors the top center in the country.

Myers joins Pat Elflein (2016) and Billy Price (2017) as Buckeye finalists over the past five years. Both Elflein and Price won the award. Other 2020 finalists are Landon Dickerson of Alabama and Tyler Linderbaum of Iowa. The winner will be announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards on January 7, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Myers has been at the center – literally – of one of the nation’s top offensive lines in 2020. He was named first-team All-Big Ten Conference and helped the Buckeyes win a fourth straight conference title with one of the most dominating run performances of the entire season. In a 22-10 win over Northwestern, Myers helped open holes for running back Trey Sermon, who broke Ohio State’s single-game rushing record by finishing with 331 yards and two touchdowns.

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The Buckeyes have a top-five national ranking, and leads the Big Ten, is rushing with 275.7 yards per game. Over the past three games, Ohio State’s run for an average of 342.6 yards per game and 7.2 yards per carry. It’s the first time since 2013 that Ohio State’s amassed 300 or more yards rushing in three straight games.

Myers also is a leader of an Ohio State offense that is the only offense in the Power Five that averages at least 250 yards rushing and passing per game. The Buckeyes, 6-0 on the year, earned a spot in the College Football Playoff and will face Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 in New Orleans.