WVU placekicker Brenden Rauh, who has solidifed the Mountaineer kicking game in 2001, has been selected as a finalist for the Lou Groza Award.
Rauh won the placekicking job during fall camp, and has been a consistent scoring threat throughout the season. Rauh has booted nine field goals in eleven attempts and is a perfect twelve for twelve on extra point tries in 2001. His 39 points lead the Mountaineers in scoring.
The voters for the Lou Groza Award include all Division I head coaches, selected sports writers and sportscasters from across the country, conference officials, various NFL kickers, and all previous Lou Groza Award winners. The three finalists will be announced on November 12.
The award, now in its 10th year, is named for NFL Hall-of-Fame kicker Lou Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns.