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Brent Cimaglia named to Lou Groza Award preseason watch list

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 26 South Carolina at Tennessee Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A few members of the Tennessee Volunteers have made appearances on various watch lists this month, now you can add Brent Cimaglia’s name to that group. The Volunteers’ veteran kicker was named to the Lou Groza Award watch list, which honors the best kicker in the country each year.

Cimaglia ranked 7th in the nation in field goals made as a junior, connecting on 85 percent of his attempts for the year. That was an improvement from his sophomore season, which saw him hit on 76 percent of his attempts. Cimaglia ended up finishing the year going 23-27, including two field goals of over 50 yards. He also hit 35-35 extra points.

Cimaglia’s career field goal percentage of 77 percent ranks second all-time at Tennessee.

Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship won the Lou Groza Award last year, despite a lower percentage of field goals made than Cimaglia.

The winner of the award will be announced on December 10th during ESPN’s Home Depot College Football Awards Show.