Contributed by Palm Beach County Sports Commission
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.” This week’s stars were selected from among the 20 semifinalists. Junior Auburn kicker Anders Carlson was one of the recipients this week.
Carlson kicked three field goals to lead Auburn to a 24-10 victory over Mississippi State in their SEC regular season finale in Starkville, Mississippi, on Saturday. The Colorado Springs, Colorado, native connected from 27, 37 and 45 yards to bring his season totals to 18-for-20 on field goals. He is now fourth all-time at Auburn with 51 career field goals. On Saturday he provided all of the Tigers’ scoring through the first three quarters. He made both PAT attempts for an 11-point game. His 77 points lead all Auburn players in scoring and moves his career total to 268, good for sixth place in the school record book.