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Maryland K Craddock named to Groza Award Watch List

Posted on 09 July 2014 by WNST Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – University of Maryland junior place-kicker Brad Craddock has been named to the 2014 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Watch List as announced Wednesday by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

The Groza Award is given annually to the nation’s top collegiate place-kicker as determined by a voting panel of Division I head coaches, sports writers and sportscasters from across the county, conference representatives, professional kickers and previous winners.

Craddock, a Groza semifinalist in 2013, connected on 84 percent (21-of-25) of his field goal attempts, which ranked 28th nationally and was the fourth-highest percentage in school history, and averaged 1.6 field goals per game, tied for the eighth-highest average in the country.

The native of Adelaide, Australia, ranks second in school history in career field goal percentage (75.6%) and ranks ninth in program history with 31 made field goals. For his career, Craddock ranks ninth among kickers in school history with 153 points scored.

The watch list highlights 30 of the top returning place-kickers in the country. The Palm Beach Sports Commission will announce its 20 semifinalists Thursday, Nov. 6, with the finalists set to be announced on Monday, Nov. 24. The award winner will be announcedThursday, Dec. 11 during the Home Depot College Football Awards in Orlando, Fla.

For more information on the Lou Groza Award, visit lougrozaaward.com.

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Maryland K Craddock named Groza Award semifinalist

Posted on 04 November 2013 by WNST Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Maryland place kicker Brad Craddock has been named one of the 20 semifinalists for the 2013 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced on Monday.

Craddock is one of 15 new semifinalists joining four returnees from last season including 2012 award winner Cairo Santos of Tulane.

This season, Craddock has made 15-of-18 field goal attempts and is 14-of-15 from 49 yards or less. Craddock converted his season long of 50 yards against West Virginia on Sept. 21.

The sophomore is averaging 1.88 field goals per game, which ranks second in the ACC and ranks seventh among FBS schools.

Craddock has converted 83.3 percent of his field goal attempts, a mark that is currently the fourth highest for a single season in school history. In addition, his 15 made field goals are tied for the 15th-highest single-season total all-time at Maryland.

The Lou Groza Award is given to the nation’s top collegiate place kicker. Finalists will be announced on Nov. 25, and honored at the 22nd annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Awards Banquet on Dec. 10 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The winner will be announced live on ESPN at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 12.

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