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Maryland football center Brendan Moore makes Rimington Trophy watch list

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Some praise for the redshirt sophomore.

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Brendan Moore hasn’t made a start at center for Maryland football, but he’s on the fall watch list for the Rimington Trophy, released Wednesday. The award is given to the best center in college football. Moore is one of more than 60 players on the award’s fall watch list. Moore was on the spring watch list for the award as well.

Moore has one start under his belt at Maryland — at guard, against Rutgers in the team’s 2015 season finale.

The Terps have had senior starters at center in each of the past two seasons, in Sal Conaboy and Evan Mulrooney, but only redshirt sophomore, Moore figures to have the position on lock for the next couple of years. He’s currently the only scholarship center the Terps have, although that problem could be alleviated if another lineman switches positions.

Moore was a player who especially stood out to Maryland head coach DJ Durkin during spring practice.

"Brendan really has been a guy that's stood out. Ironically, obviously he just spoke to you guys today," Durkin told media after a practice this spring. "But he's really been a guy that's stood out so far this spring. He competes every day. He's consistent with what he does. He's our style of guy, meaning he's a blue collar-type player, so he's done a really good job."