College Football

Nebraska names alum Rimington interim AD

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Dave Rimington, who became the most decorated offensive lineman in college football history in the early 1980s, was named Nebraska's interim athletic director Tuesday as the school searches for a permanent successor to Shawn Eichorst.

The 57-year-old Rimington has been president of the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which raises money and awareness for cystic fibrosis research, since 1995. The foundation sponsors the Rimington Award, which is awarded to the nation's top center. Rimington is taking a leave of absence from the New York-based foundation for up to 60 days.

"I am humbled and grateful to accept this responsibility," Rimington said. "I look forward to working with the coaches, staff and student-athletes at Nebraska, which is a truly special place that has had a profound impact on my life and the lives of countless others."

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