CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia center Olusegun Oluwatimi has been named one of three finalists for the Rimington Trophy, annually awarded to most outstanding center in college football. Oluwatimi is the first UVA football player to be a finalist for the award.

2021 Rimington Trophy Finalists
Tyler Linderbaum (Iowa)
Alec Lindstrom, (Boston College)
Olusegun Oluwatimi (Virginia)

Oluwatimi has started all 12 games for Virginia in 2021 and has started 32-straight dating back to the 2019 season. A Rimington Trophy watch lister for the second season in a row, Oluwatimi earned Second Team All-ACC honors in 2021.. He anchors a front that has helped Virginia average 515.8 yards per game of total offense, the third most of any team in the country. According to Pro Football Focus, he is ranked second-highest among all FBS centers with a 90.2 run blocking grade and only allowed three sacks and five QB hits in 2021

The 2021 Rimington Trophy recipient will be honored in at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Neb. on January 15, 2022. To learn more about Dave Rimington, the trophy’s namesake, and the event, please visit The award has raised over $4.8 million for the Boomer Esiason Foundation founded by Boomer and his wife Cheryl founded to raise funds and awareness for the cystic fibrosis community.