Kickers are football players, too ... and the ones listed on the Lou Groza and Ray Guy watch lists are some of the best in the country.
Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State: A returning Groza semifinalist, Gonzalez led the nation with 25 made field goals last season, equaling the all-time record for a freshman kicker.
Will Oliver, Colorado: Also a returning semifinalist, Oliver has connected on his last 60 PATs and needs seven more to break the Colorado record.
Andy Phillips, Utah: The former U.S. Ski team member had a great first season of football -- at any level -- last season, connecting on 17 of 20 field goals and all 41 of his PATs.
Jordan Williamson, Stanford: Williamson enters his fourth year as the Cardinal's starting kicker after a solid junior year in which he was 18-of-22 on field goals -- including just two misses inside 50 yards.
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Tom Hackett, Utah: Led the Pac-12 in just about every punting metric last season when he was named first-team all-conference.
Cole Leininger, California: Leininger was a member of the watch list last year when he dropped 14 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line with only two touchbacks.
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