Craddock Named Lou Groza Semifinalist

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Maryland place kicker Brad Craddock has been named one of the 20 semifinalists for the 2013 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced on Monday.

Craddock is one of 15 new semifinalists joining four returnees from last season including 2012 award winner Cairo Santos of Tulane.

This season, Craddock has made 15-of-18 field goal attempts and is 14-of-15 from 49 yards or less. Craddock converted his season long of 50 yards against West Virginia on Sept. 21.

The sophomore is averaging 1.88 field goals per game, which ranks second in the ACC and ranks seventh among FBS schools.

Craddock has converted 83.3 percent of his field goal attempts, a mark that is currently the fourth highest for a single season in school history. In addition, his 15 made field goals are tied for the 15th-highest single-season total all-time at Maryland.

The Lou Groza Award is given to the nation’s top collegiate place kicker. Finalists will be announced on Nov. 25, and honored at the 22nd annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Awards Banquet on Dec. 10 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The winner will be announced live on ESPN at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 12.

To see the full list of semifinalists, click here.

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