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Monday, November 19, 2012
Hopkins, Cooper finalists for major awards

By Andrea Adelson

Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins and North Carolina offensive guard Jonathan Cooper were announced as finalists Monday for two of the most prestigious awards in the nation.

Hopkins was selected as a finalist for the Lou Groza Award for the second straight season, while Cooper is a finalist for the Outland Trophy, which goes to the best interior lineman in the country. They were the only ACC representatives listed for the 10 awards that were announced.

Those awards will be handed out next month at the Home Depot College Football Awards show on ESPN.