Football's Bond On Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List
Deyshawn Bond

May 19, 2014

CINCINNATI - University of Cincinnati football student-athlete Deyshawn Bond (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) was tabbed for the 2014 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List, the committee announced Monday.

The Rimington Trophy, awarded annually to the top center in college football, features 64 of the best centers in Division I football on its spring watch list.

Bond, a redshirt sophomore, was thrust into a starting role during UC's 2013 training camp when incumbent Dan Sprague suffered a season-ending knee injury during non-contact drills. Bond started all 13 games for the Bearcats, helping UC to a 9-4 record and a Belk Bowl appearance.

UC's offensive line allowed only 17 sacks in 2013, leading the American Athletic Conference and ranking among the Top-25 nationally. The Bearcats also led the American in total offense (472.1) and rushing offense (168.3) with the offense totaling a school-record 6,137 yards.

Season tickets for UC's six-game home slate at PBS are on sale now, starting at $99 or $16.50 per game. The Bearcats are playing their 2014 home schedule downtown due to the $86-million Nippert Stadium Renovation & Expansion Project. For more information, visit or call 877-CATS-TIX.