Florida kicker Caleb Sturgis named to Lou Groza Award watch list
Florida senior kicker Caleb Strugis has been named to the Lou Groza Award watch list for the 2012 season. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top place-kicker.
Sturgis was a finalist for the award last season and a semifinalist in 2009.
The 30-player watch list includes two 2011 finalists, Sturgis and Florida State senior Dustin Hopkins, and 16 other semifinalists from last season.
During his Florida career, Sturgis is 46-of-60 on field goal attempts and 96-of-101 on PATs. He currently ranks second all-time in UF history with 46 made field goals. His five field goals of 50-or-more yards are the most in school history.
In 2011, Sturgis went 22-of-26 (85.0 percent) on field goals for the season. He ranked third in the nation with 22 field goals made and averaged 1.83 field goals per game, the most of any returning kicker. He converted all 31 of his PAT attempts and made his first 12 field goals of the season, which is the third longest streak to start a season in Florida history.
Sturgis was also one of only two kickers in Division I to make three field goals of 50-or-more yards - his longest was 55 yards.