Maryland senior offensive lineman Sal Conaboy was named to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List, the trophy committee announced Tuesday.

The Rimington Trophy was first awarded in 2000 and is presented annually to the top center in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The award is named after Dave Rimington, who was a consensus All-America center at the Nebraska in 1981 and 1982.

A Clarks Summit, Pa., native, Conaboy started all 13 games for Maryland last season. In three years with the Terps, he has has played in 27 games and started 22. Off the field, Conaboy was an Academic All-ACC selection and received the team's Public Service Award in 2013.

Conaboy is the third Maryland player to be named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List, joining Melvin Fowler (2001), Kyle Schmit (2003 and 2004) and Edwin Williams (2008).

The Rimington Trophy has raised more than $2.5 million to help fight cystic fibrosis. The award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis through raising money for research.

Conaboy also supports that cause -- he is the president of Maryland's chapter of Uplifting Athletes, which works to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis.

The winner of award will be announced at the Rimington Trophy Presentation in Lincoln, Neb., on Jan. 17, 2015.

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