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Boston College Football's Nate Freese Named To 2013 Lou Groza Award Watch List

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via @BCFootballNews on Twitter

Congratulations to Boston College senior Nate Freese, named to the 30-player watch list for the 2013 Lou Groza Award, according to an announcement made by the Palm Beach Sports Commission on Wednesday.

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-- As a junior last fall, Freese finished the season ranked sixth among all kickers in Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football in field goal percentage having connected on 18-of-20 attempts (.900).
-- One of the most accurate place-kickers in school history, Freese leads the ACC and ranks fifth among all place-kickers in FBS in active career field goal percentage (.820).
-- Freese has connected on 50-of-61 career field-goal attempts and 74-fo-76 extra points in his first three seasons at Boston College.
-- Freese enters his senior campaign tied for third nationally with Virginia Tech's Cody Journell and Clemson's Chris Catanzaro among active career leaders for field goals per game (1.4).
-- He has matched the school record for field goals in a game (with four) three times - against Wake Forest (Oct. 1, 2011), vs. Kent State (Sept. 11, 2010) and at Florida State (Oct. 16, 2010).
-- Freese's 224 career points are fourth on Boston College's all-time scoring list, checking in behind John Matich (243; 1996-99), Brian Lowe (262; 1986-89) and record-holder Steve Aponavicius (290; 2006-09).
-- Freese ranks second on the school's career field-goals made list with 50, behind Lowe's 57.

Complete 2013 Lou Groza Award watch list below:

Chris Boswell - Rice Owls
Kyle Brindza - Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Jeff Budzien - Northwestern Wildcats
Chandler Catanzaro - Clemson Tigers
Brian Davis - Arkansas St. Red Wolves
Jeremiah Detmer - Toledo Rockets
Nick Diaz - Utah State Aggies
Mitch Ewald - Indiana Hoosiers
Nate Freese - Boston College Eagles
Andrew Furney - Washington St. Cougars
Brendan Gibbons - Michigan Wolverines
Warren Harvey - East Carolina Pirates
Michael Hunnicutt - Oklahoma Sooners
Cody Journell - Virginia Tech Hokies
Ty Long - UAB Blazers
Austin Lopez - San Jose St. Spartans
Ross Martin - Duke Blue Devils
Mike Meyer - Iowa Hawkeyes
Tony Miliano - Cincinnati Bearcats
Dylan Mulder - Eastern Michigan Eagles
Jaden Oberkrom - TCU Horned Frogs
Cody Parkey - Auburn Tigers
Kaleb Patterson - Miami (OH) RedHawks
Jared Roberts - Colorado St. Rams
Trevor Romaine - Oregon St. Beavers
Cairo Santos - Tulane Green Wave
Will Scott - Troy Trojans
Mathew Sims - Northern Illinois Huskies
Carey Spear - Vanderbilt Commodores
John Wallace - Louisville Cardinals

For more information on the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award and to see the "Stars of the Week" throughout the season, please go to For even more updates on the best kicking performances throughout the season, follow @LouGrozaAward on Twitter.