Coutu Groza Award Star of the Week

ATHENS - Georgia senior Brandon Coutu has been named a Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Star of the Week, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced Monday.

Coutu booted two field goals in the Bulldogs¹ 26-23 overtime win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa. His 45-yarder gave Georgia a 10-0 lead in the second quarter, and his 47-yarder gave the Bulldogs a 20-10 lead with 12:23 left in the fourth quarter.

The Lawrenceville, Ga., native leads the team with 34 points scored and has connected on 7-of-10 fields goals this season.

Coutu was honored along with Texas Tech¹s Alex Trlica and UCLA¹s Kai Forbath.

The 2007 winner of the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award will be announced on Dec. 6 during the ESPN Home Depot College Football Award Show in Orlando, Fla. The top three finalists will be honored during the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Banquet and Silent Auction on Dec. 4.

All Division I-A kickers are eligible for the Award named for NFL Hall of Fame Kicker Lou "The Toe" Groza. Voters for the award include Division I-A head coaches, sports writers and sportscasters, conference representatives, professional kickers and previous Groza Award finalists.

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