Jack Podlesny named to 2022 Lou Groza Award Watch List
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Jack Podlesny named to 2022 Lou Groza Award Watch List

Jack Podlesny
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UGA senior kicker Jack Podlesny has been named to the 2022 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Watch List, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced on Wednesday.

The Groza Award, named after legendary place-kicker Lou Groza, is an annual college football award given to the nation’s best kicker.

Podlesny, who hails from St. Simonds Island, Ga., connected on 22-of-27 field goal attempts last season (81%). He also made 71 of his 72 extra-point attempts.

In the 2022 College Football National Championship victory over Alabama, Podlesny connected for a season-long 49-yard field goal. He scored a total of 137 points last season and now has 214 for his career in Athens.

Jack Podlesny was also named to the watch list for the Lou Groza Award last season. Michigan junior Jake Moody took home the prize after finishing 23-of-25 on field goals and 56-of-56 on extra points.

The national champion Georgia Bulldogs are scheduled to open the 2022 season on Saturday, Sept. 3 against the Oregon Ducks in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. (Buy Tickets).

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