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Boise State kicker Dalmas named a Lou Groza Award semifinalist

Dalmas kicks against University of Nevada Reno on Oct. 2. Claire Keener | The Arbiter

Another Boise State player has been named a finalist for an NCAA award. 

Just a day after fifth-year defensive back Kekaula Kaniho was nominated for the Wuerffel Trophy, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced that sophomore kicker Jonah Dalmas was one of the 20 semifinalists for the 2021 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award.

Named after Hall of Fame kicker Lou Groza, the Groza Award was established in 1992 and is awarded to the nation’s top collegiate place-kicker. This is the most prestigious award for kickers.

Dalmas is currently tied for fifth nationally in field goals per game this season with 1.88, tied for 23rd nationally in scoring averaging 9 points per game, 18th in field goal percentage this season with .882 (15 of 17) and third in career field goal percentage among active kickers with .880 (22 of 25).

Of the current semifinalists, three finalists will be selected by a panel consisting of over 100 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) coaches, SIDs, media members, former Groza finalists and current NFL kickers.

Finalists will be announced on Nov. 23 and honored at the 30th annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Awards Virtual Awards Celebration. This will be followed by the same panel selecting the award winner which will be announced live on ESPN at the Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 9.

Dalmas kicks against University of Nevada Reno on Oct. 2. Claire Keener | The Arbiter
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