As expected by the Boston College faithful, senior kicker Nate Freese was named on Wednesday to the 2013 Lou Groza Award watch list. This honor is given each year to the best placekicker in college football’s top division.
He was one of thirty people so honored by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission today.
Freese, with 50 career made field goals for the Eagles, will almost certainly break the all-time record this season, currently held by Brian Lowe (1986-89) at 57.
Last season, Freese made all but two of his twenty field goal attempts, making all from inside 40 yards with a season-long of 45 yards. He accounted for 78 Boston College points last season.
The hope is that Boston College’s offense will improve this year, and he might not need to kick as many field goals as he has in years past, but none of that changes the fact that Freese has been a reliable kicker since arriving in Chestnut Hill. There is every reason to believe that with another strong season, of which he is highly capable, he can continue to ride out the narrowing process further and contend for the award.
We wish him sincerest congratulations.