THE FLATS – Georgia Tech senior Jay Finch was named Tuesday to the preseason watch list for the prestigious Rimington Trophy, which is awarded each season to college football’s top center.
Finch is one of 17 returning players who were on the 2012 Rimington Trophy preseason watch list.
A two-year starter, Finch sat out all of spring drills to recover from surgery, but is expected to be close to 100 percent healthy when fall drills begin August 1. An honorable mention All-ACC selection in 2012, Finch has played in 38 games, started 27 times and enters 2013 with a streak of 18 consecutive starts.
Last season Finch started all 14 games while playing through a series of nagging injuries. He closed the 2012 campaign by earning Most Outstanding Lineman honors in the Hyundai Sun Bowl win over USC.
Finch is one of five players from the ACC on the Rimington Trophy watch list.