Clayborn named to Rimington Trophy watch list

Jamaal Clayborn

Jamaal Clayborn

Mississippi State senior Jamaal Clayborn has been named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, which is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate center.

Clayborn has appeared in 23 games during his Bulldog career including 12 starts last season. The 6-foot-4, 315-pounder from Jackson played a team-high 848 snaps during the 2015 regular season.

Clayborn is one of eight centers from the Southeastern Conference selected to the watch list.

The Rimington Trophy will be presented on Jan. 14, 2017. Former Alabama center Ryan Kelly claimed the award this past year.

The following is a list of those named to the 2016 Spring Watch List:

Conference School First Name Last Name Class Year Height Weight
Am. Athl.
Cincinnati Deyshawn Bond SR 6’1 295
Connecticut Ryan Crozier RS SO 6’4 296
Houston Will Noble SO 6’4 290
Memphis Drew Kyser SO 6’5 300
SMU Evan Brown JR 6’3 306
Temple Brendan McGowan Grad 6’3 298
Tulsa Chandler Miller SO 6’3 290
ACC
Clemson Jay Guillermo SR 6’3 325
Florida State Alec Eberle RS SO 6’4 287
Georgia Tech Freddie Burden RS SR 6’4 299
Miami Nicholas Linder JR 6’3 300
North Carolina Lucas Crowley SR 6’3 290
Pittsburgh Alex Officer RS JR 6’4 335
Syracuse Jason Emerich RS SR 6’3 284
Virginia Jackson Matteo SR 6’5 290
Big Ten
Illinois Joe Spencer SR 6’4 300
Iowa Sean Welsh JR 6’3 288
Maryland Brendan Moore SO 6’3 295
Michigan Mason Cole JR 6’5 305
Nebraska Dylan Utter SR 6’1 295
Wisconsin Michael Deiter SO 6’6 316
Big 12
Baylor Kyle Fuller SR 6’5 310
Kansas State Dalton Risner SO 6’5 300
Oklahoma Jonathan Alvarez Junior 6’3 315
Oklahoma State Brad Lundblade JR 6’3 300
TCU Austin Schlottman JR 6’6 300
Texas Tech Tony Morales SR 6’3 285
West Virginia Tyler Orlosky RS SR 6’4 295
C-USA
FIU Michael Montero SR 6’2 299
Florida Atlantic Dillon DeBoer Grad 6’6 295
Middle Tennessee Daniel Stephens SR 6’2 306
Old Dominion Nick Clarke SO 6’4 301
Southern Miss Cameron Tom SR 6’4 287
WKU Max Halpin RS SR 6’3 295
MAC
Bowling Green Tim McAuliffe RS JR 6’0 272
Buffalo James O’Hagan SO 6’2 308
Mtn. West
Colorado State Jake Bennett JR 6’3 295
Hawaii Asotui Eli RS SO 6’4 295
Nevada Nathan Goltry SR 6’2 300
San Diego State Arthur Flores SR 6’5 305
Utah State Austin Stephens SR 6’3 305
Pac-12
USC Toa Lobendahn JR 6’3 295
Washington Coleman Shelton JR 6’4 292
Washington State Riley Sorenson SR 6’4 327
SEC
Arkansas Frank Ragnow JR 6’5 314
Georgia Brandon Kublanow SR 6’3 282
Kentucky Jon Toth SR 6’5 310
LSU Ethan Pocic SR 6’7 309
Mississippi State Jamaal Clayborn SR 6’4 315
Ole Miss Robert Conyers SR 6’5 290
South Carolina Alan Knott RS JR 6’4 280
Tennessee Coleman Thomas JR 6’5 301
Sun Belt
Arkansas State Devin Mondie SR 6’5 304
Georgia Southern Andy Kwon SR 6’2 300
Georgia State Gabe Mobley SO 6’2 285
Idaho Steve Matlock SR 6’2 270
Indpt.
Notre Dame Sam Mustipher JR 6’2 305

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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