Irish C Nick Martin named to Rimington Trophy watch list

IRISH STEW

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame graduate student Nick Martin was named on Wednesday to the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy, which is awarded annually to the nation's top center.

A 6-foot-4, 301-pound athlete, Martin was also named to both the Rimington Trophy watch list and the Lombardi Award watch list, which honors the country's top linemen and linebackers, prior to the 2014 season. He has started 24 games in his Irish career, splitting time between center (three starts) and left guard (10 starts).

Martin was voted a team captain in 2014.

Notre Dame offensive lineman Nick Martin (72) during the game against Arizona State, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Tempe, Arizona. (AP Photo/RICK SCUTERI)