Dimke, Ruffer on Groza watch list

Illinois senior Derek Dimke and Notre Dame senior David Ruffer were named to the Lou Groza Award watch list on Thursday.

The Groza Award is given to the country’s top placekicker. Oklahoma State’s Dan Bailey won the award in 2010.

Dimke made 24 of 29 field goals and 43 of 43 extra points last season. Ruffer was a finalist for the award in 2010 and made 18 of 19 field goals and 37 of 40 extra points.