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TCU Kicker Griffin Kell named to Lou Groza Award Watch List

The prize for the nation’s top placekicker was last earned by a Horned Frog in 1995

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 26 Iowa State at TCU Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Coming off of a First-Team All-Big 12 season in 2022, TCU kicker Griffin Kell announced his return for a fifth year with the Horned Frogs, providing continuity to one of the most volatile positions in college football. Into the 2023 season Kell has been recognized as the preseason All-Big 12 kicker and is now fully on the national radar with his placement on the preseason watch list for Lou Groza Award, presented annually to the nation’s top placekicker

Kell had a breakout 2022, finishing with 113 total points, making 62 extra points and 17 of his 19 field goal attempts, including a career-long make of 54 yards. TCU has had many Lou Groza Award semifinalists in the past, including Jaden Oberkrom and Jonathan Song, with Michael Reeder winning the award in 1995. There are two other Big 12 players named to the watch list: Bert Auburn of Texas and Colton Boomer of UCF.

TCU opens the 2023 season on September 2 at 11 AM CT from Amon G. Carter Stadium vs. the Colorado Buffaloes.