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Southern Illinois' Boemer wins Rimington Award

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Southern Illinois senior Bryan Boemer was named on Tuesday as the 2011 recipient of the Rimington Award, given to the top center in the FCS.

Boemer earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors for the third time this past season, posting a 93 percent blocking percentage while not allowing a sack. The 6-foot-2, 317-pounder from St. Louis led an offensive line that averaged 183 rushing yards per game.

He was named one of the FCS' top 10 offensive linemen by The Sports Network last year.

The Rimington Award, named for former Nebraska All-America Dave Rimington, is given to the top center at different levels of college football. Other winners were Michigan's David Molk (FBS), Abilene Christian's Matt Webber (Division II), Mount Union's Brett Ekkens (Division III) and Georgetown College's Kyle Pettit (NAIA).

01/31 16:38:56 ET