BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech center Brock Hoffman was named to the initial Rimington Trophy Award Watch List Wednesday, presented annually to the nation’s top center.
Hoffman (6-3, 317) leads an offensive line that has helped Tech lead all Power Five teams in rushing at 299.3 yards per game in 2020 with outputs of 314, 324 and 260 yards. The back-to-back 300-yard performances to open the season represented the first time since 2002 that Tech had accomplished the feat. The Hokies are averaging 6.5 yards per attempt on the season.
The Statesville, N.C., native was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following his performance against NC State in the season opener, his first competitive football action in over a year.
Hoffman joins a host of Hokies on Watch Lists this season: linebacker Rayshard Ashby: Bednarik Award, Nagurski Award, Butkus Award; defensive back Jermaine Waller: Jim Thorpe Award; offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw: Outland Trophy; punter Oscar Bradburn, Ray Guy Award; kicker Brian Johnson: Lou Groza Award; wide receiver Tayvion Robinson: Paul Hornung Award; and quarterback Hendon Hooker: Maxwell Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.