Newell named to Rimington Award Watch List

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State sophomore center Colin Newell was named to the Rimington Trophy preseason watch list, announced today by the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

The Rimington Trophy is given annually to the nation’s best center in college football.

Newell, a native of Ames, Iowa, started 12 games at center as a freshman in 2018.

Newell helped the Cyclones average 30.9 points in their last nine games of the season and was a member of a unit that was instrumental in assisting the team to a 76.1 pct. success rate in the red zone, a clip which ranked 10th nationally.

Newell also helped the Cyclones rank 14th nationally in completion percentage and helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher David Montgomery, who was an All-American by Pro Football Focus.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.