Evans is the only freshman included among the semifinalists. Former Horned Frog All-American Michael Reeder captured the 1995 Lou Groza Award.
A true freshman from Burnet, Texas, Evans has made 11 consecutive field-goal attempts and is 12-of-13 for the season. His 92.3 percentage is tied for fourth nationally among kickers with at least 13 attempts.
On his first collegiate field-goal attempt, Evans hit from 50 yards in the season opener at New Mexico. It was the sixth-longest made kick by a freshman nationally this season. It also tied for the 12th-longest field goal in TCU history. Evans has made four kicks from at least 39 yards.
Evans tied TCU's single-game PAT?record, accomplished four other times, with eight against Stephen F. Austin.
The Lou Groza Award semifinalists will be voted on by a panel consisting of coaches, sports information directors, media and others. Three finalists will then be invited to the Lou Groza Award Banquet Dec. 7-9 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The winner will be announced live on the nationally-televised Home Deport ESPNU College Football Awards Program Dec. 11.