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Freese Among 30 On Lou Groza Award Watch List

After connecting on 90 percent of his field goal attempts last fall, senior PK Nate Freese has been named to the Lou Groza Place-Kicker Award Watch List.

After connecting on 90 percent of his field goal attempts last fall, senior PK Nate Freese has been named to the Lou Groza Place-Kicker Award Watch List.

July 10, 2013

Boston College senior Nate Freese has been named to the 30-player watch list for the 2013 Lou Groza Place-Kicker Award, according to an announcement made by the Palm Beach Sports Commission on Wednesday.

As a junior last fall, Freese finished the season ranked sixth among all kickers in Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football in field goal percentage having connected on 18-of-20 attempts (.900).

One of the most accurate place-kickers in school history, Freese leads the ACC and ranks fifth among all place-kickers in FBS in active career field goal percentage (.820). Freese has connected on 50-of-61 career field-goal attempts and 74-fo-76 extra points in his first three seasons at Boston College.

Freese enters his senior campaign tied for third nationally with VirginiaTech's Cody Journell and Clemson's Chris Catanzaro among active career leaders for field goals per game (1.4). He has matched the school record for field goals in a game (with four) three times - against Wake Forest (Oct. 1, 2011), vs. Kent State (Sept. 11, 2010) and at Florida State (Oct. 16, 2010).

Freese's 224 career points are fourth on Boston College's all-time scoring list, checking in behind John Matich (243; 1996-99), Brian Lowe (262; 1986-89) and record-holder Steve Aponavicius (290; 2006-09). Freese ranks second on the school's career field-goals made list with 50, behind Lowe's 57.

Kickers on the Groza Award Watch List were chosen based on statistics from the 2012 season and 2013 expectations. Accomplishments are tabulated throughout the season and the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award will announce its 20 semifinalists on Monday, November 4.

For more information on the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award and to see the "Stars of the Week" throughout the season, please go to www.lougrozaaward.com. For even more updates on the best kicking performances throughout the season, follow @LouGrozaAward on Twitter.

Boston College is in its first season under the direction of head coach Steve Addazio. The Eagles' season kicks off against Villanova on Saturday, Aug. 31 at noon on ESPN3. For news and updates on Boston College football, in short form of course, follow @BCFootballNews on Twitter.

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