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ASU's Weber named to 2009 Groza Award watch list

August 12, 2009

Arizona State University junior kicker Thomas Weber has been named to the Watch List for the 2009 Lou Groza Award, presented annually to the nation's best kicker.

Weber, who became the first freshman ever to win the Groza Award in 2007, has made 43 field goals in his first two seasons at ASU. He set a school record by making his first 17 field goal attempts in 2007, and he was named a First-Team AP All-American as a freshman. Last season, he made 19 of his 25 field goal attempts and was an Honorable Mention All-Pacific-10 Conference selection.

Weber was named a Playboy Magazine All-American this year for the second straight season, becoming just the second player in school history to twice be named a Playboy All-American.

More than 300 media representatives, coaches, past recipients, conference and university officials make up the voting panel which selects the recipient of the Lou Groza Award. The Groza Award will be presented on Dec. 10, 2009, as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards program. The three finalists will be honored at the 18th annual Lou Groza Award Banquet to be held at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 8.

Weber is one of 30 kickers on the pre-season watch list, and one of two from the Pac-10 Conference.