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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Seth Marler Wins 2001 Lou Groza Award

"Tulane kicker Seth Marler, who hit 54 straight kicks during the 2001 season, was named the winner of the 2001 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-kicker Award at a banquet at the Sheraton West Palm Beach Hotel at CityPlace in West Palm Beach Tuesday night. 'I'm just real excited,' Marler said. 'Thinking about some of the guys that won it before, Sebastian Janikowski, Martin Gramatica, and even Lou Groza, who it is named for, to be among those names is a great honor. This is the biggest accomplishment in my life so far. I've had a great year. One of my goals this summer was to make it to the ceremony and just have fun. To win the award is just icing on the cake.'

Marler, who earned the 10th Groza Award over fellow finalists Travis Dorsch of Purdue and Damon Duval of Auburn, hit 15-of-16 field goals and 39-of-40 extra points during the season to record the second-best percentage in the country of kickers with 14 or more field goals. He set a Tulane record for single season field goal percentage and set a Conference USA record with a 53-yard three-pointer versus East Carolina. The kick was one of three 50-yard field goals the Lilburn, Ga. native made in 2001 as Marler hit all seven of his field goal attempts from 40 yards and longer. He scored 84 points on the season with his 15 field goals and 39 PATS to lead Conference USA in kick scoring. The junior needs just three field goals next season to break the Tulane record for career threes." - Green Wave

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