Nebraska kicker Drew Brown has been named to the Watch List for the 2017 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award.
The senior from Southlake, Texas, earns his second Groza Award watch list nomination of his career, as the three-year starter comes off his most accurate season in 2016. Brown was 12-of-14 in field goals, including a career-long 51 yarder against Purdue, and perfect on all 38 extra-point attempts to garner All-Big Ten honors from the conference media. Brown also booted 30 of his 63 kickoffs for touchbacks as a junior.
During his sophomore campaign, Brown connected on 21-of-27 field goals, as his 21 field goals ranked second in school history. That year was highlighted by an NCAA record-tying performance against Southern Miss, when he had five first-half field goals. That season, 13 of his 21 field goals were from at least 40 yards. Brown enters his senior campaign seventh all-time at Nebraska in scoring with 282 career points, while his 47 field goals rank third in school history.
The Groza Award winner will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 7, during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show.