University of Louisville place kicker, Blanton Creque, is one of 20 semi finalists for the 2017 Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award.
Creque has made 11-of-12 field goal attempts this season and is 9-of-9 from 39 yards or less. His season long of 48 yards came against NC State on October 5th.
The sophomore is positioned third nationally and leads the ACC in field goal percentage, connecting on 91.7% of his attempts. Creque is averaging 1.22 field goals per game, ranking seventh in the ACC.
The former walk-on hit 14-straight field goal attempts – tied for the second best streak in school history – before missing his first attempt at Florida State. For his career, Creque has connected on 27-of-31 attempts and holds the school record for career field goal percentage at 87.1%.
Semifinalists will be voted on by a panel of more than 100 FBS head coaches, SIDs, media members, former Groza finalists and current NFL kickers. The panel will select three finalists, which will be announced on November 21st. The three finalists will be honored at the 26th annual Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Awards Banquet on December 4th in Palm Beach County. The panel will then select the winner, which will be announced on ESPN at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on December 7th.