OSU’s Grogan makes Groza list

Oklahoma State kicker Ben Grogan has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2015 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced.

Grogan, a junior entering the 2015 season, was one of 20 semifinalists for the Groza Award last season and is one of 10 returning kickers in the country who made more than 20 field goals at a rate of 75 percent or higher last year.

The Arlington, Texas, native ranked ninth nationally with 1.69 field goals made per game and made 20 of his last 23 attempts, highlighted by a game-winning 21-yarder in overtime to lift OSU to victory over Oklahoma in Norman. His 22 field goals made last year rank as the third-best single-season mark in school history.

Grogan’s longest kick of his career to date was a 47-yarder vs. UTSA last season.

He was perfect on 41 PAT tries in 2014 as he led the team in scoring and ranked 34th nationally with 107 points on the year.