Florida kickers Caleb Sturgis, Kyle Christy named finalists for national awards
Florida senior kicker Caleb Sturgis has been named a finalist for the Lou Groza Award and sophomore punter Kyle Christy is a finalist for the Ray Guy Award honoring the nation's top punter.
Sturgis is one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award for the second-consecutive year. He was also a semifinalist in 2009. He currently leads the Gators in scoring with 88 points this season and is 20-of-24 in field goals and 28-for-29 on PAT's.
Sturgis is currently one made field goal shy of tying the UF career-made field goals record set by Jeff Chandler from 1997-2001. He currently leads the SEC in made field goals and field goal percentage (83.3) while ranking third in kicking scoring and fourth in overall scoring this season.
Saturday's game between Florida and Florida State will feature two of the nation's top placekickers. FSU kicker Dustin Hopkins is also a finalist for the award.
Christy is one of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award, which honors the top collegiate punter. Through 10 games, he is fourth in the nation and leads the SEC in punting, averaging 46.3 yards per punt (58 punts, 2,685 yards).