Benavides named a Rimington finalist

Louisville's Mario Benavides was named Monday as one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation's best center.

He is joined by Notre Dame's Braxston Cave, Clemson's Dalton Freeman, USC's Khaled Holmes, Alabama's Barrett Jones and Penn State's Matt Stankiewitch.

The winner will be announced Thursday during the "ESPNU Red Carpet Show," preceding the "ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show."