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Iowa's Meyer named semifinalist for Lou Groza Award

November 5, 2012 - Andy Heintz
Iowa junior Mike Meyer has been named a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award today.

Meyer is one of 20 semifinalists for the award, which is presented by the Orange Bowl Committee. The three finalists will be named Nov. 19 and the winner will be announced Thursday, Dec. 6.

Meyer, a Dubuque native, has won two Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors and also won the Lou Groza Star of the Week twice. He is 15-of-18 in field goals this season and made 13 straight at one point.

In the Big Ten, Meyer is fifth in scoring at 7.1 points per game and is eighth in the country in field goals made per game with 1.7.

Meyer ranks fifth on Iowa's all-time scoring list with 223 points and is 43-of-55 in his career. He also has made 75 straight PATs, which is a school record.

Former Iowa kicker Nate Kaeding won the Lou Groza Award in 2002 and then was one of the three finalists in 2003.


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