Groza award semifinalist list includes MAC standout

Toledo kicker Jeremiah Detmer is among 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award.

A junior from Hilliard, Ohio, Detmer is 14 for 15 on field goals this season, including 5 for 5 from beyond 40 yards with a long of 47. He has made all 34 of his PAT kicks and has 76 points on the season.

According to the presenters, semifinalists will be voted on by FBS Head Coaches and SIDs, past Groza finalists, and national and regional football writers to select the three finalists. That group will be announced Nov. 25 and honored at a banquet Dec. 10 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The winner will be announced live on ESPN at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 12.

The Groza Award is named after the legendary former Browns kicker who set numerous club records during 21 NFL seasons and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974.