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Iowa junior center James Daniels has been named to the 2017 Rimington Trophy "watch list."

The trophy is awarded to the nation’s premier center in college football.

Daniels (6-foot-4, 295 pounds), an Ohio native, started at center in all 11 games he played during the 2016 season. Daniels was named second-team All-Big Ten Conference by Athlon Sports and a third team All-Big Ten member by Big Ten Coaches and media.

The Rimington Trophy winner will be announced Jan. 13.