July 9, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Junior Travis Jackson has been named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List, the Boomer Esiason Foundation announced on Tuesday. The Rimington Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's top center.
The 6-3, 280-pound Jackson, who is a two-year letterwinner, has played in 15 career games, all starting assignments at center. He started the first five games of the 2012 season before leaving the Ohio State game on Sept. 29 with a knee injury and a broken leg. Jackson returned to action during spring practice and is healthy entering the 2013 season.
The New Albany, Ohio, native played 298 snaps in those five games as a sophomore and was credited with 10 knockdowns. He was named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week against Eastern Michigan and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second-straight year.
Jackson started 10 games at center in 2011 and garnered Freshman All-America accolades by Phil Steele (first team) and CollegeFootballNews.com (second team). He was also named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports and BTN.com.