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Syracuse Football: Kicker Cole Murphy Named to Lou Groza Award Watch List

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The junior has been tabbed as a kicker to watch this upcoming season.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Junior Syracuse Orange kicker Cole Murphy has been named to the 2016 Lou Groza watch list. The honor is bestowed upon the best boot in the country and Cole has a good chance of being a finalist, based on his career numbers.

Coming into this season, Murphy has connected on 29 of his 38 attempts which equates to a 76.3 percent success rate. The numbers also reflect his 50 percent showing from a distance of 40 yards or more.

Earlier this year, Murphy was named a third-team All-ACC honoree by Athlon Sports.

Murphy is joined by 29 other kickers on the Lou Groza watch list. The way the voting process works is that 20 semifinalists will be named on November 3rd and three finalists will then be chosen on November 22nd with the winner being announced on December 8th as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show.

May his leg be ever prosperous this fall!