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Austin MacGinnis earns Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week”


The good news continues for Kentucky kicker Austin MacGinnis, who became the program’s all-time leading scorer last Saturday.

Today, MacGinnis was named one of three “Stars of the Week” by college football’s top kicking award, the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award. It is his second star so far this season.

MacGinnis is tied for second among all FBS kickers with 13 field goals in 2017. At Kentucky, he already holds the records for most field goals in a career (63), longest field goal (54 yards), most consecutive field goals made (11), most points in a season (104), most field goals in a season (21), most extra points in a season without a miss (41 of 41) and most kickoff touchbacks in a season (25).

The Lou Groza Award will be presented as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, December 7. The three finalists will be honored during a celebration in Palm Beach County, culminating with the 26th Annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Banquet on Monday, December 4.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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2 responses to “Austin MacGinnis earns Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week””

  1. clintbart

    Green Bay PLEASE draft him!!!

  2. UKfanman01

    He’s gonna be sorely missed next year. I feel sorry for the next guy