Longhetto A Lou Groza Award Star Of The Week
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Dario Longhetto is one of three FBS placekicker to earn a Lou Groza Award Star of the Week selection for their performances in Week 8 action. Longhetto scored a career-high 14 points that is the most by a Pac-12 placekicker this season in a 26-3 win over Colorado on Saturday with four field goals and a pair of extra points.
Longhetto connected on all four of his field goal attempts to become the Pac-12's first kicker to make four or more field goals in 2021 including a season-high 51-yarder that is tied for the longest field goal by a Pac-12 player this season. He was also good from 30, 33 and 49 yards, made both of his point-after attempts, averaged 64.8 yards per kickoff with four touchbacks over six kickoffs and contributed one tackle.
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the Orange Bowl is college football's top kicking award and each week recognizes three placekickers from FBS teams as "Stars of the Week".
The Award is named for National Football League Hall of Fame kicker Lou "The Toe" Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Groza won four NFL championships with Cleveland and was named NFL Player of the Year in 1954. Although an All-Pro offensive lineman as well, Groza ushered in the notion that there should be a place on an NFL roster for a kicker.
Visit lougrozaward.com for more information on the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award and to see the "Stars of the Week" throughout the season. For additional updates on the best kicking performances throughout the season, follow @LouGrozaAward on Twitter.