Justice Named Rimington Trophy Finalist
Nov. 28, 2007
Wake Forest center Steve Justice today was named as one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, awarded annually to the nation's most outstanding center.
The winner of the Rimington Trophy will be announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards show, broadcast live from Orlando, Fla. on ESPN on Thursday, Dec. 6. The winner is selected by determining the consensus All-American center from four existing All-America teams.
Justice is joined on the list of finalists by Kory Lichtensteiger of Bowling Green, Jonathan Luigs of Arkansa, Alex Mack of California, Adam Spieker of Missouri and Cody Wallace of Texas A&M.
Justice, a 6-4, 284-pound senior from Port Orange, Fla. (New Smyrna Beach), was named first team All-ACC for the second consecutive year. A three-year starter, he was named the winner of the ACC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy on Sunday. He has started 37 consecutive games dating back to the start of the 2005 season.
Justice has been involved in a team-high 907 offensive snaps and has graded out positively on 836 for a 92.2% grade. He leads the team with 59 knockdown blocks, an average of nearly five per game and recorded a season-high 13 knockdowns against Florida State (Oct. 11). Justice graded out at 98 percent against Boston College, Maryland and North Carolina. During the 2007 season, he helped pave the way for Wake running back Josh Adams who is third in the ACC in rushing with 887 yards.
"Steve is as good an offensive lineman as we have ever had," said Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe. "He has exceptional skills, is a team leader and an outstanding young man. He has a bright future in football and he is one player that we will truly miss next year."