BOCA RATON, Fla. - Antonyo Woods, a Florida Atlantic University senior offensive lineman, has been named to the 2017 Rimington Trophy Watch List.
Woods, who is in his final season with the Owls, graduated in May with a degree in biological science and will work on a second degree in neuroscience while completing his final season of eligibility. The Port St. Lucie native is the only player in the history of FAU football who will have played every position on the offensive line. He has even seen action as a tight end/fullback.
In the spring of 2017 Woods was asked by the newly hired coaching staff to move to center. The Seminole Ridge High School product made the transition to his fifth position and is expected to shepherd the Owls' offense in 2017.
The Rimington Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding center in NCAA Division I-A football. Woods is one of five Conference USA (C-USA) centers on a list of 57 nominated by their respective institutions, nationally. The list has a representative from every FBS conference. Woods hopes to follow in the footsteps of FAU's 2016 nominee Dillon DeBoer, who also had earned his degree and was completing post-graduate work during his final season. DeBoer signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Chargers at the conclusion of the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Owls will kick off their 2017 season and home slate, under the direction of Head Coach Lane Kiffin, on Friday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. versus Navy, a game that will air on ESPNU and be carried on ESPN West Palm 106.3 FM. For season tickets call 1-866-FAU-OWLS.