Jon Toth Named to Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky football center Jon Toth (pronounced TOETH, long “o” sound) has been named to the 2016 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List, the Rimington Trophy Committee announced on Tuesday.

Toth, a native of Indianapolis, is one of four returning starters on the offensive line and is considered one of the top centers in college football for the second straight season. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior, will enter his final campaign having played in 36 games with 35 consecutive starts. Last season, he helped UK’s four-man running back rotation collect 1,855 yards, including Stanley “Boom” Williams who averaged a school-record 7.1 yards per carry. 

In 2014, he started in all 12 games and was named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week in the season-opening win over UT Martin as he helped the Cats roll up 59 points and 656 yards; the 656 yards is the fourth-highest single-game mark in school history. 

As a freshman, Toth was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by league coaches after helping three different UK players rush for 400-plus yards.

Off the field, Toth is a three-time SEC academic honor roll member and is on track to graduate in December with a degree in mechanical engineering.

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.6 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $120 million for the fight against cystic fibrosis.

Dave Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the John Outland Trophy's only double winner as the nation's finest college interior lineman.

For more on the Rimington Trophy and a list of past recipients, visit www.rimingtontrophy.com.

The Rimington Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about its story.

Season tickets for the 2016 season are available through ukfootballtix.com and the UK Ticket Office. Fans may order by placing a $50 deposit per seat, and they will receive a seat selection appointment time to choose seat locations in early June. Season ticket packages for the seven-game home slate start at just $210 per seat. All season ticket holders are also able to purchase away game tickets and additional home game tickets at exclusive rates until June 21 through their My UK Account or by calling the UK Ticket Office at 800-928-2287. Tickets will be assigned according to K Fund priority rankings and will be based on seating availability.

Mini-packs and single-game tickets will be available to the general public later this summer. To be notified via email when those tickets go on sale, non-season ticket holders should call the UK Ticket Office to create a ticket account and be added to the football email list.

UK will kick off the 2016 season on Saturday, Sept. 3 vs. Southern Miss in Commonwealth Stadium. It will mark the Wildcats’ first meeting against the Golden Eagles since 1986.