The Sun Devils have yet another impressive student-athlete on a preseason football award list.
Senior Kody Koebensky has been named to the Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List, which is awarded to the most outstanding center in NCAA Division I football.
Forty-four total players were named to the watch list, including five from the Pac-12. The Scottsdale, native has played in 29 career games and started all 13 games last season under center. He was the catalyst that helped the Sun Devils accumulate a 205.5 yards per game average on the ground, which is the second best average in the last 25 years.
Quarterback Taylor Kelly was top-ten in the country in pass efficiency for the majority of the 2012-13 season, and he finished the year in the top 15. Koebensky and his four war partners in the trenches helped the sophomore quarterback finish with a school record 67.1 completion percentage to go along with the phenomenal running game.
The Sun Devils are stacked with NFL-bound talent on the offensive side of the ball and the 6-foot-3, 290-pound grad student will get plenty of chances to pave the way for his teammates.
Koebensky graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science, a minor in sociology and an International Studies Certificate.
The winner of the fourteenth annual Rimington Trophy will be honored on January 11, 2014.