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Charles Campbell


Daniel Obarski


Jake Verity


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – College football’s top kicking award, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the Orange Bowl recognizes three of the top kickers each week from FBS division teams as the “Stars of the Week.”

Kicker Charles Campbell made three field goals in a game for the first time in his short career in Indiana’s 37-21 road defeat of Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. on Saturday. The sophomore from Jackson, Tenn. connected from 42, 31 and 28 yards out, as well as all four of his PAT tries. In the Hoosiers’ two games this season, Campbell has yet to miss a kick, going 5-for-5 on field goals 6-for-6 on extra points. He has made a 40+ yard field goal in all four games of his career. Campbell leads Indiana in team scoring with 21 points..

UCF sophomore Daniel Obarski started the scoring with a 34-yard field goal on the team’s first drive of the game on the way to a 44-21 road victory over Houston in AAC action in Houston on Saturday. The Chandler, Ariz. native added makes from 38 and 24 yards to match a career-best three field goal game. Obarski, who became the starting place-kicker this season, also made all five of his PATs for a 14-point game, best among all FBS kickers this week. He leads the Knights in scoring with 54 points which ties for tenth in the nation among kickers.

2019 Groza semifinalist Jake Verity earned his second Star of the Week selection this season by making three field goals in East Carolina’s 34-30 road loss to Tulsa in their AAC game in Tulsa, Okla. on Friday night. The senior from Bremen, Ga. is tied for third in the country with 12 field goals made on the season. Verity’s 46-yard field goal with 1:58 left in the first half gave the Pirates a 17-3 lead. He also had makes of 38 and 22 yards and connected on three conversion attempts for a 12-point game. His 52 points lead all ECU players in scoring. 

The 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.

For more information on the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award and to see the “Stars of the Week” throughout the season, please go to For even more updates on the best kicking performances throughout the season, follow @LouGrozaAward on Twitter.


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About the Palm Beach County Sports Commission

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the County as a sports and sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the County, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (primarily in the off-season), and maximizes utilization of County facilities. The Commission offers a full range of event service support, corporate partnerships, sponsorships, and a local membership program that support its goals. Local, regional, national, and international marketing efforts are ongoing by the Commission with sports organizations and event owners. The Commission also produces sports-related programs for the residents of Palm Beach County including the annual Lou Groza Award program, the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame, the Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches, and the annual Holiday Basketball Classic of the Palm Beaches. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, go to






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