Indiana specialist recognized in Lou Groza Award 'Stars of the Week' for Week 1
Indiana’s Charles Campbell is getting some national recognition.
College football’s top kicking award, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the Orange Bowl recognizes top kickers each week from FBS division teams as the “Stars of the Week.” Campbell is one of those stars for his Week 1 performance.
Campbell, a senior, had 3 field goals that were vital to the Hoosiers’ 23-20 defeat of Illinois in their Big Ten opener in Bloomington, Indiana on Friday. The Jackson, Tennessee native connected twice from 43 yards out and opened the game’s scoring with a 39-yarder as well. He added 2 extra points for an 11-point game.
Campbell has made 28 of his 34 career field goal attempts. He has 4 career games of 3-plus makes.
The Award is named for Hall of Fame kicker Lou “The Toe” Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Groza won 4 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.