Maryland center Sal Conaboy Rimington Fall Watch List

Maryland center Sal Conaboy Rimington Fall Watch List
July 8, 2014, 10:15 am
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Maryland senior center Sal Conaboy has been named to the preseason Rimington Fall Watch List, an award that honors the nation's best player at his position.

Conaboy started all 13 games for the Terrapins in 2013, one year after being named an all-conference player in the ACC. He is the anchor of a unit that will likely be the most important to the offense's success as it moves into its first season in the Big Ten.

He is the fourth Maryland player to be named to the watch list in its 15-year history. He joins Melvin Fowler in 2001, Kyle Schmit in 2003 and 2004, and Edwin Williams in 2008.

With sixth-year quarterback C.J. Brown, returning running backs Brandon Ross, Albert Reid, and Wes Brown, and two NFL-caliber receivers in Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, the ability of the offensive line to protect Brown and create space for the other skill-position players to operate will mean the difference between an effective an ineffective overall offense in 2014.

Maryland's season begins on Aug. 30 against James Madison.

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