Monday, November 09, 2009

Lanning Named Groza Semifinalist

University of South Carolina placekicker Spencer Lanning is one of 20 semifinalists named for the 2009 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, presented by the FedEx Orange Bowl, it was announced by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission today.

Lanning, a 5-11, 188-pound junior from Rock Hill, S.C., is 15-for-17 in field goal attempts this season, his first as the Gamecocks' place-kicker. He  is 15 of his last 16 attempts, with his only miss coming from 50 yards out against Alabama. Lanning also handles the Gamecocks' punting chores and is on the Ray Guy Award watch list, which goes to the nation's top punter.

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