Lee Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

EL PASO – Senior Eric Lee is named to the Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List the committee announced on Tuesday.


The list includes 52 of the best centers in Division I football that have demonstrated excellence at the position in the past and are predicted to do so again in the 2015-2016 season.


Lee saw playing time for the first time last season starting in all 13 games at the center position. The Riverside, Calif. native was part of the unit that allowed only 13 sacks ranking first in C-USA and eighth nationally. The line laid the foundation for the running game as the Miners have averaged 207.8 yards rushing per game, ranking fourth in C-USA and 33rd nationally. Lee is part of the offensive unit that returns four out of five starters.


The Miners will be kicking off the season with fall camp on Aug. 5 in Ruidoso, N.M.