at 6'2" 290 pounds Oregon State offensive lineman Sumner Houston isn't the biggest center in College Football this season but he is one of the nation's smartest and most talented lineman.
Houston was identified by Rimington Trophy officials earlier this spring and was included in the initial watch list that was announced in May. The Rimington Trophy is ;presented annually to the nation's top center.
Houston has played in 36 games for Oregon State and he started 11 last season at center. He also started eight games at defensive tackle as a sophomore before moving to offense between the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Houston is a native of the east bay and hails from Dublin, California. He will graduate in December in construction engineering management.
Houston is the eighth Beaver to be selected to the Rimington Trophy watch list since the award's inception in 2001. He joins Chris Gibson (2001), Matt Brock (2004), Kyle DeVan (2006 & '07), Alex Linnenkohl (2010), Grant Johnson (2011), Isaac Seumalo (2013), and Josh Mitchell (2015).