Another day, another Wildcat on a preseason watch list. Of all the potential award-winners, this one probably has the best chance.
Austin MacGinnis was named to the preseason Lou Groza Award Watch List, an award given each year to the nation’s top place-kicker. MacGinnis’ junior resume certainly puts him in contention. He nailed two game-winners with less than 12 seconds remaining, both from more than 45-yards out. He’s one of just two Wildcats to record two game-winners and he did it in six weeks time.
MacGinnis enters his final season at Kentucky with seven consecutive made field goals, just four shy of his own school record. With 257 career points, he needs just 49 to surpass Lones Seiber and become UK’s all-time leading scorer.
The Mac is the fourth Wildcat named to a preseason watch list, joining running back Benny Snell (Maxwell), Jordan Jones (Bednarik) and tight end C.J. Conrad (Mackey).