BOISE, Idaho--Tyler Rausa, the latest great Boise State placekicker, has been named as one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced this morning. Rausa is the fourth Bronco to be named a semifinalist since 2000, joining Nick Calaycay, Tyler Jones and Kyle Brotzman.
Rausa is 17-of-20 field-goal attempts this season including a perfect 16-for-16 inside 50 yards. Rausa is tied for #1 in the nation with 17 field goals and his 93 points this season leads all FBS kickers.
Semifinalists will be voted on by FBS head coaches and sports information directors, a panel of kicking experts including all previous Groza finalists, and national and regional football writers to select the three finalists. These finalists will be announced November 24 and honored at the 24th annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Awards Banquet on December 7 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The winner will be announced live on ESPN at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, December 10.