FIU kicker named to Lou Groza Award list

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 0 Comments

FIU kicker named to Lou Groza Award list
Florida International University place kicker Jose Borregales was placed on the Lou Groza Award Watch List, as he puts himself in a good position to win the honor named after the NFL Hall of Fame kicker.
Borregales is among 30 players selected to the list. Accomplishments are tabulated throughout the season and the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award will announce its 20 semifinalists on Thursday, Nov. 7. From the list, a panel of more than 100 FBS head coaches, SIDs, media members, former Groza finalists, and current NFL kickers selects the top three finalists for the award, announced on Tuesday, Nov. 26. That same group then selects the national winner, who will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 12 during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN.
The 28th Annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, presented by the Orange Bowl Committee, recognizes the three finalists during a celebration in Palm Beach County, culminating with a gala awards banquet at West Palm Beach's Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 9. The Award is named for National Football League Hall of Fame kicker Lou "The Toe" Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Groza won four NFL championships with Cleveland and was named NFL Player of the Year in 1954. Although an All-Pro offensive lineman as well, Groza ushered in the notion that there should be a place on an NFL roster for a kicker.
Borregales, a 2018 Lou Groza Award semifinalist, ranks fifth all-time on FIU's career point list after earning 181 in just two seasons. The kicker also owns school records for most PATs made in a game (9), PATs made in a season (54) and longest made field goal after nailing a 53 field goal in the 24-21 victory over Middle Tennessee last season. 
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