ATLANTA–Georgia Tech placekicker Luke Manget is one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award, presented by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission to the top kicker in NCAA Division I-A.
Manget, a sophomore from Conyers, Ga., has hit 10 of 13 field goals this season, including three in the Yellow Jackets’ win over fourth-ranked Clemson. He is 30-for-30 on extra points this fall, and for his career he has hit a school-record 83 consecutive PAT.
Manget is first in the ACC among kickers and third overall in scoring with 60 points (7.5 per game). He ranks 47th in the nation in scoring and 19th in field goals.
As a freshman, Manget set a Tech record for points by kicking with 86 points, including game-saving field goals against North Carolina and Georgia. He already ranks sixth in Tech history in career scoring by kickers with 146 points.
The list of 20 semifinalists, which also includes Jeff Reed of North Carolina, Jeff Chandler of Florida, Javier Beorlegui of Central Florida, Alex Walls of Tennessee and Jonathon Ruffin of Cincinnati, will be trimmed to three finalists, with the winner honored Dec. 7 on the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show in Orlando, Fla.