Four kickers from the ACC were selected Monday as semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award, given every year to the best kicker in the nation.
Casey Barth, North Carolina
Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson
Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
Ross Martin, Duke
Hopkins was a finalist for the award last season. This year, he leads all kickers in scoring with 103 points, the third-highest total of any player in the nation. Hopkins needs to make seven field goals to break the NCAA career record set by Georgia’s Billy Bennett from 2000-03.
Martin is one of three freshmen to make the list.
All four kickers rank in the Top 10 in the ACC in scoring -- Barth has 85 points, Martin has 83 and Catanzaro has 79.