ASU’s Zane Gonzalez wins Groza Award as nation’s top kicker
ATLANTA — Zane Gonzalez of Arizona State has claimed the Lou Groza award as the nation's top kicker.
The senior made 23 of 25 field attempts, with both misses coming from 53 yards. He tied an FBS record with three field goals longer than 50 yards in one game, including a career-best 59-yarder.
Gonzalez, a senior from Deer Park, Texas, finished with 108 points, also making 39 of 40 PATs.
The other finalists Thursday night were Daniel Carlson of Auburn and Younghoe Koo of Georgia Southern.
Gonzalez finished his four-year career as the all-time FBS leader in field goals made (96) and points by a kicker (494).
Gonzalez joins Thomas Weber as the second ASU kicker to win the Lou Groza Award, making ASU one of only three schools with multiple winners.
Gonzalez was also named to the 2016 Walter Camp All-America First Team. Gonzalez became the first player since defensive tackle Will Sutton to be listed on the Walter Camp First Team, and is the first specialist in ASU history to earn All-America First Team honors.
The first team honor for Gonzalez was the fifth of the NCAA postseason after being named to the Sporting News, Pro Football Focus, Sports Illustrated and USA Today Sports earlier today.
He is ASU's first consensus All-American since Sutton in 2012.