Brotzman Named to Semifinalist List for Groza Award

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BOISE, Idaho – Boise State University redshirt senior Kyle Brotzman was named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, presented annually to the nation’s top kicker.

Brotzman is 9-for-10 on field goal attempts and 30-of-32 on PATs in 2010. His 1.50 field goal per game average ranks tied for 22nd nationally, and his 9.50 points per game average ranks 19th. Brotzman is the nation’s active scoring leader (389), and among active players ranks tied for third in field goals made (60) and first in successful PATs (209).

Three finalists will be selected in a vote of Division I head coaches and Sports Information Directors, along with national, regional and local football writers. The finalists will be honored at the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Awards Banquet, held Dec. 7, in West Palm Beach, Fla. The winner will be announced live on the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. (MT).

The award is named in honor of Lou Groza, one of the great kickers in football history. Groza played 21 seasons for the Cleveland Browns, setting numerous franchise records, including most games played, most points scored, and an amazing 107 consecutive games in which he scored a point. The 1,608 career points he scored is still a Browns' franchise record, and he ranks third all-time in league.  Groza was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974.
 
Past Groza finalists include current NFL kickers, Nate Kaeding, Sebastian Janikowski, Mike Nugent, Jason Elam, Mason Crosby and Graham Gano.

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