FSU's Graham Gano Wins Groza Award

Chris WhitmoreCorrespondent IDecember 12, 2008

Since 2000, no Florida State football player has brought home a national college football award. 

Graham Gano has ended that dry spell.

Last night at the ESPN/Home Depot College Football Awards Show, FSU all-around kicker Graham Gano won the Lou Groza Award for top place kicker in college football.

All this after Gano missed the first two games of the season and then missed his first field goal attempt of the season against Wake Forest on Sept. 20th (granted it as from 52 yards).  Gano then made 18 straight field goals before missing his next field goal on Nov. 15th against Boston College (another one from 50 yards out).

Gano led the NCAA in field goal percentages with 92.3 percent on the season and made five field goals of 50 yards and longer.

Other finalists for the Grozia Award were Louis Sakoda of Utah and Josh Arauco of Arkansas.

Gano joins Sebastian Janikowski as the other FSU kicker to win the Groza Award.  Janikowski won it in 1998 and 1999.