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Wisconsin football: Offensive lineman Michael Deiter named to 2016 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch list

Another UW standout getting some national notice.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, the Rimington Trophy Committee announced its 2016 Spring Watch List, and named Wisconsin Badgers guard-center Michael Deiter as one of its nominees.

Deiter, who will be a redshirt sophomore for the upcoming season, started all 13 games last season. He started seven of those games at left guard, while shifting over to center for six games. That included taking over the final five games for incumbent Dan Voltz after a season-ending knee injury in Wisconsin's 24-13 win at Illinois on Oct. 24.

There were talks this spring about the 6'6, 318-pound Ohio native potentially moving to center permanently and shifting a returning Voltz to guard, per the senior's suggestion, though nothing's been absolutely confirmed. According to the press release of the committee, "In order to create this list, the committee accepted nominations from programs across the country that submitted their current starting centers for consideration."

The Rimington Trophy is presented each year to the "most outstanding center" in Division I football. This upcoming season's trophy presentation will be on Jan. 14, 2017 at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska.