Molk wins Rimington

Submitted by dothepose on December 8th, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Per Angelique Chengelis's twitter:

chengelis angelique 
David Molk is Rimington Award winner as nation's top center
Congrats David! I think we all agree the award went to the right guy. Nice to see Michigan players get awards again!
Edit: To no surprise, he is 1st team Walter Camp All-American too!

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Molk Wins Rimington Trophy, Walter Camp First Team All-America Honors 



December 9th, 2011 at 1:02 AM ^

I'd guess it does nothing for it. The NFL will measure him and give him their tests and base their decision on that. The choice of the individuals who vote for the Rimington will mean the same as the votes of the idiots in the media who didn't put him on the first team All Big Ten.

Six Zero

December 8th, 2011 at 8:44 PM ^

With all due respect to David Baas, I can't think of a guy that deserves it more.

This is great for recruiting too!  CONGRATS TO MOLK AND THE TEAM!

Naked Bootlegger

December 8th, 2011 at 8:44 PM ^

I finally learned what a reach block was because of you, Mr. Molk (and Brian, too!).   What a pleasure it has been watching you develop over the past 4 years.  I will miss your feisty demeanor and general disdain for media types.  


December 8th, 2011 at 8:44 PM ^

you deserve it.  We appreciate your hard work with everything you've had to endure during your tenure at Michigan.

Maybe someone more talented with graphics could do a photoshop/video clip of Molk and his  pre-snap head bob that got so much attention after MSU game.

Section 1

December 8th, 2011 at 8:45 PM ^

I'm glad; really glad for him.  What an honor.  I am so glad he is getting this kind of appreciation for all of his hard work and sacrifice.  He is as great a Captain as any in my memory.  His play this year was flawless.  We'll miss him when he is gone.


December 8th, 2011 at 8:47 PM ^

all the Sparties at the B1G Championship showed up and booed the shit out of Molk. the selection committee just sat on their couches and watched. why is the world so unfair to Michigan State?


December 8th, 2011 at 8:50 PM ^

Great player who had to deal with loads of BS he didn't sign up for.
<br>Glad his play is being recognized, but we should commend his leadership in holding this team together even more.
<br>Thanks DM!

Indiana Blue

December 8th, 2011 at 8:52 PM ^

and to a kid that sat out an entire season ... just tto rededicate himself to Michigan football.  Remember when got injured he was on a team that was definitely struggling .... Congrats to Mr. Molk!

Go Blue!


December 8th, 2011 at 9:09 PM ^

Espn blurb shows that tonight's show will have the Home Depot Coach of the Year award.  Not sure if that's the real award or not.  As it's ESPN and as Home Depot = Game Day, I'm guessing Ess EEE See coach.  

ESPN site adds:

In addition to the nine player awards, the show will feature the live presentation of the NCFAA (National College Football Awards Association) Contribution to College Football Award; The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award; The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team; the Disney Spirit Award; and student-athletes selected to the Walter Camp All-America Team.


December 8th, 2011 at 9:31 PM ^

There isn't one "real" award.  Any organization can give out one if it wants.  The Liberty Mutual one has only been around since 2006, in fact, so I don't know why you'd consider it the best. 

The most prestigious coaching awards are probably the AFCA Coach of the Year and the Walter Camp Coach of the Year.


December 8th, 2011 at 8:54 PM ^

Could NOT happen to a more wonderful, terrifying person! My he bring his scowl and swagger to the NFL, that all may fear his thunderous snaps!

(P.S.- The Lions could use a talented young center, maybe???)


December 8th, 2011 at 8:56 PM ^ press release has this quote from Molk:

"I am truly humbled to be the Rimington Trophy recipient," said Molk. "It's such an honor considering all of the great centers around the country, including the other finalists. It's an individual award, but it's a credit to our offensive line, our team and our coaching staff. I'm proud to represent the University of Michigan." 


during the ESPNU Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Molk also was named a first team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation.


December 8th, 2011 at 9:19 PM ^


It's an individual award, but it's a credit to our offensive line, our team and our coaching staff. I'm proud to represent the University of Michigan.


I love how that's an automatic response for our (Hoke's?) players now. I would be absolutely shocked if any of our players got any sort of award or recognition and didn't thank his teammates/coaches/school.