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NC State’s Garrett Bradbury wins Rimington Trophy as nation’s top center

A well-deserved honor for the big fella.

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Garrett Bradbury has had pretty much the best week that a college offensive lineman could have. Last weekend, he got the opportunity to score a touchdown for the Wolfpack, and on Thursday night, he was named the top FBS player at his position. Bradbury took home the 2018 Rimington Trophy honors.

Bradbury, Dave Doeren, and offensive line coach Dwayne Ledford are all at the ESPN college football awards show tonight.

Bradbury beat out Alabama’s Ross Pierschbacher and Notre Dame’s Sam Mustipher for the honor. Not too bad for a lightly-recruited kid who was a tight end prospect in high school.

Bradbury has been an essential part of NC State’s success on the offensive side, starting every game for the Wolfpack since 2016. The Bradbury-led Wolfpack offensive lines have been tremendous in pass protection and consistently effective in establishing the run. No doubt that he’s worthy of the national recognition that he received tonight.