Maryland kicker Brad Craddock on Groza watch list

Maryland kicker Brad Craddock on Groza watch list
July 9, 2014, 11:45 am
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One season after finishing as a semifinalist for the honor, Maryland junior Brad Craddock has been named to the 2014 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Watch List, the program announced in a statement on Wednesday morning.

Craddock is coming off one of the best seasons for a kicker in Maryland history, converting 21-of-25 field goal attempts and 37-of-38 PATs to register 100 points on the year. His field goal percentage was the fourth-highest in school history and good for 28th in the nation.

The native of Australia hit 10-of-11 field goals to begin the season, including a 50-yarder in a win over West Virginia at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

In 2013 he worked extensively with former Ravens kicker Matt Stover, who he credits with helping to mentor him during his career with the Terrapins.

A list of 20 semifinalists for the Groza Award will be announced in November and the winner will be announced on Dec. 11.

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