TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona rising senior offensive lineman Steven Gurrola has been named to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Watch List, given to the student-athlete who demonstrated excellence at the center position in the past and is predicted to do so again during the 2014 season. Gurrola is one of six Pac-12 centers named to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Watch List.
In his first year with the Wildcats, Gurrola started and played in all 13 games at center in 2013. He was a member of the offensive line that allowed for former Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey to rush for 1,885 yards and 19 touchdowns. Additionally, with Gurrola anchoring the offensive line, former Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker threw for 2,516 yards and 16 scores. The Wildcats’ offense averaged 33.5 points per game, totaled 311 first downs and averaged 458.5 yards of offense per game.
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