|Farquhar a Groza Award semifinalist|
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho senior kicker Trey Farquhar is one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award, which annually honors college football’s best kicker.
Farquhar, a graduate of East Redlands (Calif.) High School, is a fourth-year starter and is the Vandals’ all-time field goal percentage leader as well as Idaho’s all-time leader in field goals of 50 or more yards. He also is the current national leader in the 50-plus category with nine, which includes two career-best boots of 55 yards.
“First of all,” interim head coach Jason Gesser said, “to have anybody on any kind of watch list is awesome.
“He’s been that hard worker. He’s consistent. He continues to work to try to perfect his craft every single day. To see him being recognized, that’s awesome. He deserves it very much so.”
He has a career-high four field goals in one game when he kicked four against New Mexico State. In that game he had successful field goals of 55, 53, 39 and 32 yards – one shy of the school record.
The finalists with be announced Nov. 19 with the winner unveiled at the 21st annual Lou Groza Place-Kicker Awards Banquet at West Palm Beach, Fla., and recognized at the Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show on Dec. 6.
The award is presented by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission and honors Lou Groza. Groza played 21 seasons for the Cleveland Browns setting numerous franchise records, including most games played, most points scored, and an amazing 107 consecutive games in which he scored a point. Groza was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974.