The senior is one of 20 semifinalists for the award, which is presented to the nation’s top placekicker


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama placekicker Will Reichard was named a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award, the Palm Beach Sports Commission announced on Thursday morning.


Reichard is one of 20 players named to the semifinalist list for the nation’s top kicking honor. If selected, the senior would become the first winner of the Groza in Crimson Tide history.


The Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award is named in honor of NFL Hall of Fame kicker Lou ‘The Toe’ Groza and has been handed out since 1992. A total of three finalists will be announced on Nov. 29 with the 2022 winner being named live on ESPN during the Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 8.


Groza Award

Will Reichard, Placekicker

  • Alabama’s all-time leader for points with 388 on 56 field goals and 220 made PATs
  • Leads the SEC and is fourth nationally in total points this season at 92
  • Good on 16 field goals in 20 tries to go with 44 made PATs in as many attempts
  • Added 64 kickoffs for 4,093 yards to average 64.0 yards per kick with 38 touchbacks