Landon Dickerson’s college career came to an unfortunate end after the Alabama center suffered a knee injury late in the SEC Championship Game.

But Dickerson’s Crimson Tide are a win away from an 18th national championship, and the play of the redshirt senior from Hickory, N.C., was a big part of the team’s success. He was recognized for a stellar season on Thursday as he was announced as the winner of the Rimington Trophy, awarded to the best center in college football. Dickerson is the 3rd Crimson Tide center that has won the trophy since it was established in 2000, joining Barrett Jones and Ryan Kelly.

Earlier in the evening, linemate Alex Leatherwood was named the Outland Trophy winner, given to the country’s best offensive or defensive interior lineman.

Dickerson was with Florida State for 3 seasons, where he struggled to stay on the field due to injuries. He transferred to Alabama ahead of the 2019 season and immediately made his presence felt, being named a 2nd-team All-SEC selection.

After 4 games at right guard and 9 at center in 2019, Dickerson settled in at center in 2020, saving his best work for last as he received 1st-team All-ACC accolades and numerous 1st-team All-America selections. He was a vital part of an offensive front that helped the Tide rolled up under 186 yards rushing per game, with Najee Harris going for 1,387 yards and 24 touchdowns.