West Virginia Center Joe Madsen has been named to the 2012 Rimington Award watch list. The award is handed out annually to the nation’s top center in NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision.
The Chardon, Ohio native, Madsen holds the most career starts on the Mountaineer roster with 38 career starts. Over the last three seasons Madsen has anchored the WVU offensive line. In 2011, Madsen led the Mountaineers with 55 knockdowns.
During Mountaineer spring ball I asked Madsen if winning the award was a dream of his. He said, “Ever since I’ve been moved to center, that’s always been a goal of mine.” (See the entire Spring Feature on Madsen, the Man in the Middle, here .)
Madsen has earned other accolades in his career. In 2009 he was named to the Big East All-Freshman team by ESPN.com and The Sport News. Then in 2010 and 2011 he was named All-Big East First team by Phil Steele and ESPN.com.
Go to 2:40 in the video to hear Madsen talks about the Rimington award.