Palm Beach County Sports Commission Presents

Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award

Palm Beach Sports

Stars of the Week


Colton Boomer


Caden Davis

Ole Miss

Camden Lewis


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.”

Colton Boomer kicked a 40-yard winner as time expired, one of his four field goals in UCF’s 18-16 road victory over Boise State. The sophomore from Lake Mary, Fla. opened the game with a 50 yarder, setting a personal best that lasted less than two quarters as he topped it with a 55-yard kick that also matches the longest in program history. In between the two long kicks was a 33 yarder, accounting for all of the Knights’ first-half scoring.

Caden Davis connected from 56 yards out to cap a 3-for-3 performance that keyed an Ole Miss 37-20 comeback win on the road against Tulane. The senior from Coppell, Texas also kicked field goals from 37 and 27 yards to help turn a 10-point deficit to a 3-point lead before the Rebels pulled away in the final five minutes. The 56-yard field goal is the fourth longest in Ole Miss history, and the longest by a Rebel kicker since 1988.

Twice Oregon faced two-point deficits in the fourth quarter, and twice Camden Lewis came through to put the Ducks ahead in an ultimate 38-30 road win over Texas Tech. The senior from Charlotte, N.C. connected from 23 yards out to give the Ducks a 28-27 lead early in the fourth, and then answered Texas Tech’s comeback with a 34 yarder with just over a minute to play to provide the winning points. He also kicked a 28-yard field goal earlier in the game for a 3-for-3 performance.

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 the Lou Groza Award on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, Instagram, and Threads at @LouGrozaAward.

National College Football Awards Association

The Lou Groza Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA includes college football’s most prestigious awards and its 24 awards have honored more than 900 recipients dating back to 1935. This season, 12 NCFAA awards will honor national players of the week each Tuesday.

For more information about the NCFAA and its award programs, visit the redesigned or follow on X at @NCFAA.

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 supports 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, and the Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, go to




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