List of Lou Groza Award Winners by Year

    The list of Lou Groza Award winners is a who's who of the greatest college football kickers, and we have all the Lou Groza winners listed by year.

    Widely considered to be the greatest kicker in college football history, it’s unsurprising that the man nicknamed “The Toe” lends his name to the award for the top CFB placekicker. The Lou Groza Award, presented by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, has been honoring the best in the nation since 1992, and we’ve got the winners listed by year.

    Lou Groza Award Winners Listed by Year

    • 2023 – Graham Nicholson, Miami (OH)
    • 2022 – Christopher Dunn, NC State
    • 2021 – Jake Moody, Michigan
    • 2020 – Jose Borregales, Miami (FL)
    • 2019 – Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
    • 2018 – Andre Szmyt, Syracuse
    • 2017 – Matt Gay, Utah
    • 2016 – Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State
    • 2015 – Ka’imi Fairbairn, UCLA
    • 2014 – Brad Craddock, Maryland
    • 2013 – Roberto Aguayo, Florida State
    • 2012 – Cairo Santos, Tulane
    • 2011 – Randy Bullock, Texas A&M
    • 2010 – Dan Bailey, Oklahoma State
    • 2009 – Kai Forbath, UCLA
    • 2008 – Graham Gano, Florida State
    • 2007 – Thomas Weber, Arizona State
    • 2006 – Art Carmody, Louisville
    • 2005 – Alexis Serna, Oregon State
    • 2004 – Mike Nugent, Ohio State
    • 2003 – Jonathan Nichols, Ole Miss
    • 2002 – Nate Kaeding, Iowa
    • 2001 – Seth Marler, Tulane
    • 2000 – Jonathan Ruffin, Cincinnati
    • 1999 – Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State
    • 1998 – Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State
    • 1997 – Martin Gramática, Kansas State
    • 1996 – Marc Primanti, NC State
    • 1995 – Michael Reeder, TCU
    • 1994 – Steve McLaughlin, Arizona
    • 1993 – Judd Davis, Florida
    • 1992 – Joe Allison, Memphis State

    In 2023, Graham Nicholson became Miami (OH)’s first winner of the prestigious award. By doing so, Nicholson also became the first MAC kicker to bring home the Lou Groza Award.

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