Florida kicker Caleb Sturgis (St. Augustine, Fla.) has been named to the Lou Groza Award watch list. Kickers on the Lou Groza Award Watch List were chosen based on statistics from the 2009 season and 2010 preseason expectations.
Fifteen out of the 30 kickers chosen for the award are semifinalists returning from 2009, including Boise State senior Kyle Brotzman and Missouri junior Grant Ressel. The Pacific Ten leads the conferences with six players on the list and the ACC and SEC have landed five kickers each.
From this list, a panel of over 300 experts selects the top three finalists for the award by Nov. 22. That same group then selects the national winner which will be announced Dec. 9 during the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Award Show.
The 19th Annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, presented by the Orange Bowl Committee, recognizes the three finalists during an early week celebration in Palm Beach County, culminating with a gala awards banquet on Dec. 7.
Sturgis was named a semifinalist for the award last year. He has handled all kickoff duties the past two years and has made 22 of his 30 field goal attempts and 44 of his 47 PATs. Florida