Drew Basil named to Lou Groza preseason watch list

BY foxsports • July 11, 2012

From The Ohio State University;
 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior place kicker Drew Basil has been named to the initial watch list for the 2012 Lou Groza College Place-Kicker Award, which is presented by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. Basil, a true junior who is majoring in communications, led the Big Ten Conference in 2011 by hitting on 84.2-percent of his field goal attempts (16 of 19), a percentage that ranks fifth all-time at Ohio State. His 16 field goals rank ninth in Buckeye history and his 12 consecutive made attempts at one point last year was the third-longest streak in school history. Basil enters the 2012 season having connected on 16 of his last 17 attempts. He has made all six of his attempts between the 40- and 49-yard lines during this run with his only miss from 50 yards. Kicker’s statistics will be tabulated throughout the season and 20 semifinalists will be announced Monday, Nov. 5. From this list, a panel of more than 300 experts will select the top three finalists for the award by Monday, Nov. 19. The winner will be announced Thursday, Dec. 6 during the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Award Show.  Buckeyes on 2012 Preseason Watch Lists: Lott IMPACT Award – Senior DL John SimonBednarik Award – John Simon and Junior DL Johnathan HankinsMaxwell Trophy – Sophomore QB Braxton MillerMackey Award – Senior TE Jake Stoneburner Lou Groza Award – Junior K Drew Basil

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