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USF Football K Spencer Shrader Named to Lou Groza Award Watch List

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NCAA Football: Florida at South Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Watch List nominations for USF continue to roll in with USF placekicker Spencer Shrader being nominated to the Lou Groza Award Watch List for the 2022-2023 season. The Lou Groza award is given to the nation’s top placekicker.

After being thrusted into a starting role in 2019, Shrader’s accuracy has improved steadily every year he has worn the green and gold. In 2019, a shakey game against Cincinnati plummeted his field goal percentage to 44.9% after connecting on just four of nine field goals. 2020 provided more accuracy but less attempts, with a 66% field goal percentage after going four for six.

However, in 2021, Shrader proved he belongs in the lineage of great USF kickers, going 11 for 13 and a career long 52 yard field goal against Temple which is the third-longest in USF history. He recorded nine straight field goals made, four of which coming from 40+ yards.

Shrader joins a bevy of USF kickers who have been nominated for the Lou Groza, including Marvin Kloss, Emilio Nadelman, and Santiago Gramatica amongst others.