Michigan center David Molk a finalist for 2011 Rimington Trophy
Michigan football senior center David Molk could be taking home some national hardware soon.
Molk, a 6-foot-2, 286-pounder from Lemont, Ill., was named one of six finalists for the 2011 Rimington Trophy on Monday.
The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the country's most outstanding offensive center. Michigan's David Baas won the award in 2004.
Entering the Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl game against Virginia Tech, Molk has made 25 consecutive starts for Michigan. He has 41 career starts.
Molk is joined on the Rimington list by Clemson's Dalton Freeman, Oklahoma State's Grant Garner, Georgia's Ben Jones, Alabama's William Vlachos and Wisconsin's Peter Konz.
According to an official release, the winner of the award is chosen by determining the consensus All-American center selection from four different All-America teams. The four teams used are those voted on by the American Football Coaches Association, the Walter Camp Foundation, the Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America.
The winner of the trophy will be announced Thursday, just prior to the 2011 ESPNU/Home Depot College Football Awards Show.