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Farquhar listed among nation's top kickers
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 07/07/2011
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University of Idaho junior Trey Farquhar (Redlands, Calif.) is one of 30 players on the annual Lou Groza Award Watch List.

Farquhar is Idaho's single-season record-holder for field goals made with 18 and is tied for field goal attempts in a season with 25 and is fifth on the single-season field goal percentage list at .720 – all in the 2010 season.

In two seasons so far at Idaho, he is sixth in field goals made with 31 and second on the career field goal percentage list at .668. He was a second-team all-Western Athletic Conference choice as a freshman.

The Groza award is named in honor of one of the all-time great kickers in football history. After serving in World War II, Groza signed with the Cleveland Browns in 1946. A six-time all-pro tackle, Groza really earned his fame, and his famous nickname, "The Toe," as a kicker. In 1950 Groza won the NFL championship game for the Browns by kicking a field goal with 28 seconds left. That was just the first of what would turn out to be four championships that Groza and the Cleveland Browns shared.

Groza would go on to play for 21 seasons with Cleveland until he retired in 1967 as the last of the "original" Browns. During his career, Groza set numerous franchise records, including most games played, most points scored, and an amazing 107 consecutive games in which he scored a point. The 1,608 career points he scored is still a Browns' franchise record, and he ranks third all-time in league history.

Lou left a legacy that is still unmatched in NFL history. The name, Lou Groza is etched into football immortality. The Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award is a tribute to his life, his accomplishments and the challenge he left to aspiring kickers today.

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