Roberto Aguayo Named to Lou Groza Award Watch List


Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles kicker Roberto Aguayo (19) kicks the ball out of the hold by punter Cason Beatty (38) during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game against the Auburn Tigers at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

2013’s Lou Groza Award winner Roberto Aguayo is looking to defend his title.

The Florida State Seminoles place kicker was named to the awards watch list for 2014.

The award is given to the nation’s top-place kicker by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

Last season, Aguayo made 21-of-22 field goal attempts and made all 94 extra-point kicks.

In the national title game, Aguayo hit two field goals and added four extra-points as FSU beat Auburn 34-31.

Aguayo was also named to the Associated Press All-America First Team, Walter Camp Football All-America First Team, USA TODAY Sports All-America First Team, All-America First Team, among many other awards. He achieved all of this as a freshman.

Also making the list is USF kicker Marvin Kloss and UCF’s Shawn Moffitt.

Kloss was 18-of-23 on field goals in 2013 and also made all 15 extra-point kicks for the offensively challenged Bulls. He was a finalist for the award last season, becoming USF’s first-ever major college football award winner finalist.

Moffitt didn’t miss an extra-point either as he made 49 attempts and connected on 21-of-23 field goals. He was named to the All-American Athletic Conference Second Team.

Neither USF, FSU, UF or UCF had any players named to the Ray Guy Award watch list for the nation’s top punter.