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Jul 11, 2012 11:29 AM

UK Kicker Among Placekicker Of The Year Favorites

University of Kentucky senior placekicker Craig McIntosh has been named to the Lou Groza Award Watch List for the upcoming season.

The annual award honors the nation's best placekicker.

A two-year starter, McIntosh hit nearly 80 percent of his field goal attempts over the last two seasons, with a career-long of 50 yards. The Lexington Christian Academy grad had his best game last year against Mississippi State, knocking through three field goals. McIntosh owns the second- and third-longest consecutive field-goal streaks in school history with runs of eight and seven. Last year, McIntosh led the team in scoring with 56 points, hitting12-of-14 field goals and 21-of-22 extra points.

In 2010, McIntosh finished second on the team in scoring with 67 points, making 11-of-15 field goals and 34-of-35 extra points. During the year, McIntosh hit two career-long 50-yard field goals. He also took over kickoff duties late in the season.

Kickers on the Lou Groza Award Watch List were selected based on statistics from the 2011 season and 2012 expectations.

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