The Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award is named for NFL Hall of Fame kicker Lou "The Toe" Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns.There's a few more names on this one, thirty to be exact. It's headlined by Michigan State junior Dan Conroy, Duke senior Will Synderwine and Syracuse sophomore Ross Krautman. 20 semi-finalists will be announced on October 28.
You know the rule. Syracuse must have one fantastic kicker/punter at all times. Rob Long is out, Das Boot is in.
Kraut was named a Sporting News and Rivals.com Freshman All-American and was named to the All-Big East Second Team. His 18 total field goals last season tied the SU single-season record and his 16 consecutive field goals made streak matches the Syracuse record.