Presented annually to the college football's top placekicker by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, the Lou Groza Award is college football's top kicking honor. Penn State's do-it-all kicker Anthony Fera has been named to semifinalist list for the honor.
This season in five games since taking over the field goal duties, Fera been succesful on 92 percent (11 of 12) of his field goals, with a career long of 40 yards, and has made all 12 of his PAT attempts.
The redshirt sophomore, has also managed punting and kickoff duties and earned two Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors following victories against Purdue and Indiana earlier this season.
On 31 punts he has averaged 43.6 yards and is ranked third in the conference in punt average. He also leads the Big Ten in field goal efficiency (91.7 percent) and leads the Penn State with 45 points, which is also the top kicking scorer in league play.
Fera is the first Nittany Lion since Chris Bahr in 1975 to be managing field goals, kick offs and punts.