Skip to Navigation Skip to Main Content

Football: Sooners’ Habern up for award

Profile image for Staff report
Staff report

Ben Habern, a former Liberty Christian standout and current starting center at the University of Oklahoma, has been named to the 2012 Rimington Trophy Watch List. The trophy is presented annually to the top center in college football.

Habern suffered an arm injury against Missouri in the 2011 season that knocked him out of the final six games after starting 30 straight games for the Sooners at center.

Habern is the sixth OU players to be named to an award watch list this week, and is one of four Big 12 players on the Rimington Watch List.

The Rimington Trophy will be presented at a ceremony in Lincoln, Neb., on Jan. 12, 2013. The Rimington Trophy has raised more than $2 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The 12-year-old award is presented by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which was founded to promote finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. The foundation has raised nearly $100 million for CF research.