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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:35 am | Updated: 1:39 am, Thu Jul 10, 2014.

University of Arizona senior center Steven Gurrola has been named to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Watch List, given to the nation’s best at the position. Gurrola is one of six Pac-12 players earning recognition from the Boomer Esiason Foundation on Tuesday.

In his first year with the Wildcats, Gurrola started all 13 games at center in 2013. He was a member of the offensive line that allowed for former Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey to rush for 1,885 yards and 19 touchdowns. Additionally, with Gurrola anchoring the offensive line, former Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker threw for 2,516 yards and 16 scores.

With Gurrola in the middle, Arizona’s offensive line led the squad to average 264.9 rushing yards per game and allowed just 1.31 sacks per game, both figures ranked second in the Pac-12. The Wildcats’ offense averaged 33.5 points per game, totaled 311 first downs and averaged 458.5 yards of offense per game.

Tickets for the 2014 football season are on sale and start at $99 for seven home games. Tickets can be purchased at ArizonaWildcats.com/footballtickets or by contacting the McKale Center Ticket Office (520-621-CATS).

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