The Groza Award is named after Hall of Fame Kicker Lou Groza, who played 21 years in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns.
Catanzaro is one of four ACC players on the list. The others are Boston
College senior Nate Freese, Virginia Tech senior Cody Journell and Duke
sophomore Ross Martin.
Catanzaro has been named to the Groza Award semifinal list each of the
last two years. This year the 20 semifinalists will be announced on
November 4. The three finalists will be announced November 25 and the
winner will be announced at the Home Depot Awards show in Orlando, FL on
Clemson has never had a Groza Award winner, but Jad Dean was a finalist
Catanzaro had an outstanding 2012 season, as he made 18-19 field goals
and led Clemson in scoring with 111 points. He made 5-6 field goals of
40 yards or more and was 57-59 on extra points. His .947 field goal
percentage was the best in Clemson history for a season.
For his career, Catanzaro has made 20-27 field goals of 40 yards or
more, and needs just four from that distance to break Chris Gardocki's
record set between 1988-90. Catanzaro holds 10 Clemson records,
including consecutive made field goals when he had a streak of 20 in a
row over the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He also has the school record for
consecutive games scoring a point with 40 in a row entering this year.
Catanzaro's last kick of the 2012 season was his most memorable, a
37-yarder on the last play of the game to beat seventh ranked LSU in the
Chick-fil-A Bowl, 25-24.
Catman named to Groza watch list
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