Weaver Named to Lou Groza Watch List
July 12, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest placekicker Mike Weaver has been named to the Lou Groza Award watch list that was released today.

Weaver, a 6-1, 190-pound redshirt senior from Pine City, NY (Southside), enters the season sixth in school history with 212 career points. He has converted 47 of 64 career field goal attempts and is second all-time with a .734 conversion rate. A first team All-ACC selection in 2016, Weaver has converted 71 of 72 career PATs and enters the season with a streak of 31 consecutive made PATs.

Weaver’s 47 career field goals are the second-most by a Demon Deacon behind record-holder Sam Swank (2005-08) who made 71 career field goals.

The Lou Groza Award is named for National Football League Hall of Fame kicker Lou “The Toe” Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Groza won four NFL championships with Cleveland and was named NFL Player of the Year in 1954. Although an All-Pro offensive lineman as well, Groza ushered in the notion that there should be a place on an NFL roster for a kicker. The award is given out annually by the Palm Beach County (Fla.) Sports Commission.



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