NEW YORK - Temple center Kyle Friend was among 50 of the best centers in Division I football named to the Rimington Trophy Committee 2015 Spring Watch List.
Friend, who has started 33 consecutive games for the Owls including the last 28 at center, has made the list for the second straight year.
Last season Friend was named second team All-American Athletic Conference while anchoring a line that improved its sack total by 33 percent (21 sacks allowed after 32 the previous year). In fact, Temple quarterbacks were sacked just once per 19.2 pass attempts – the best mark in school history.
Friend (6-foot-2, 305) currently bench presses 225-pounds at 43 repetitions and runs the 40 in 4.95 seconds, according to the Temple athletic department. He is also a three time academic all-conference selection and holds a 3.35 GPA in business management.