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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Three ACC kickers named to Lou Groza watch list

By Heather Dinich
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Miami junior Matt Bosher, NC State junior Josh Czajkowski, and Duke junior Nick Maggio have
been named to the preseason watch list for the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation's top collegiate kicker.

From the release:

Nine 2008 semi-finalists are named to the list. Eighteen of the kickers listed are underclassmen. The SEC is the most recognized conference with five members included. The Big Ten and Big 12 each placed four kickers on the list.

More than three hundred media representatives, coaches, past recipients, conference and university officials make up the voting panel which selects the recipient of the Lou Groza Collegiate Place Kicking Award. The Award will be presented on Dec. 10, 2009, as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards program. The three finalists will be honored at the 18th annual Lou Groza Award Banquet to be held at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday Dec. 8.

For more information on the Lou Groza Award and the Palm Beach County Sports Commission visit www.lougrozaaward.com.

Here is the full list: 

Josh Arauco, Sr., Arkansas St.
James Aho, So., New Mexico
Matt Bosher, Jr., Miami
Kyle Brotzman, Jr., Boise St.
Josh Czajkowski, Jr., NC State
Ross Evans, So., TCU
Clark Fangmeier, Sr., Rice
Kai Forbath, Jr., UCLA
Sam Glusman, Sr., Troy
Kevin Goessling, So., Fresno State
Ben Hartman, Sr., East Carolina
Alex Henery, Jr., Nebraska
Hunter Lawrence, Sr., Texas
Daniel Lincoln, Jr., Tennessee
Nick Maggio, Jr., Duke
Aaron Pettrey, Sr., Ohio State
Jonathan Phillips, Sr., Florida
Jake Rogers, Jr., Cincinnati
Mike Salerno, Sr., Northern Illinois
Joshua Shene, Sr., Ole Miss
Alex Steigerwald, Sr., Toledo
Jimmy Stevens, So., Oklahoma
Brett Swenson, Sr., Michigan State
Dave Teggart, So., UConn
Leigh Tiffin, Sr., Alabama
Brandon Walker, So., Notre Dame
Blair Walsh, So., Georgia
Thomas Weber, Jr., Arizona St.
Philip Welch, Jr., Wisconsin