Dec. 12, 2013
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Florida State redshirt senior center Bryan Stork captured the 2013 Rimington Trophy given to the nation's most outstanding center on Thursday at the ESPNU Red Carpet Show preceding the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show.
Stork becomes the 14th winner of the trophy, which is presented by the Boomer Esiason Foundation in honor of College Football Hall of Famer and former Nebraska All-America center Dave Rimington.
The winner of the Rimington Trophy is selected by determining the consensus All-America center pick from the Walter Camp, Sporting News and Football Writers Association of America All-America teams.
A fifth-year player from Vero Beach, Fla., Stork is the veteran leader (39 career starts) of the nation's top offense. This season the No. 1-ranked and undefeated Seminoles (13-0) set FSU and ACC records for single-season total offense (6,882 yards) and points (689), while averaging 53.0 points per game - second in the country.
FSU leads the nation with 90 touchdowns and is just 28 points away from setting the national record for points in a season.
With the Stork-led Seminole offensive line paving the way, FSU ranks first in the ACC and sixth in the nation in total offense per game (529.4) and has three wide receivers and a running back on pace for 1,000-yard seasons.
The 6-4 300-pounder was one of five semifinalists for the Outland Trophy and the runner-up for the Jacobs Blocking Trophy given to the ACC's top offensive lineman as voted on by coaches.
He was FSU's most consistent lineman, capturing the highest average grade among the offensive line.
Stork has been invaluable in helping FSU quarterback Jameis Winston become the nation's top-rated passer and Heisman Trophy front-runner as a redshirt freshman.
He was an All-ACC First Team selection by the coaches and media this season.
Stork will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday, January 11, 2014.