Carlson Nominated for Lou Groza Award
Daniel Carlson (Photo: Matt Gaught)
College Football season is winding down, and so are watch list for postseason awards. It was announced today that one Tiger has made the top-3 for a prestigious individual award. Daniel Carlson, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been named a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, given to the best placekicker in college football by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission says: “Carlson, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the nation’s top-scoring kicker, tallying 115 points on 22 field goals and 43 extra points. His 22 made FGs tie for second in FBS, and give him 63 for his career, making him Auburn’s all-time record holder with a year still to play. A finalist for the Lou Groza Award last year as well, he has yet to miss on 140 career PAT attempts, the longest streak ever at Auburn and second in SEC history. Three times this season he provided Auburn’s margin of victory, including a 6-FG game against LSU in which he scored every point in an 18-13 win.” According to the press release, fans can have their part in naming the winner of the Lou Groza Award. Fans can visit www.lougrozaaward.com and cast a vote for their favorite of the three finalists selected by the national panel of voters. The finalist who receives the greatest total of fan votes will be given one vote on the final ballot. One vote can make a difference in the final outcome so fans are encouraged to participate. This is the second time that Carlson has been nominated during his collegiate career. The other nominees are Arizona State’s Zane Gonzalez and Younghoe Koo of Georgia Southern.