|Saturday, October 14|
Janikowski wins second Groza award
| WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Florida State's Sebastian Janikowski became the first repeat winner of the Lou Groza Award on Tuesday as college football's top kicker.
Janikowski, who led the nation with 23 field goals in 30
attempts, beat out Wisconsin's Vitaly Pisetsky and Kansas State's
Last year, Janikowski was unable to attend the banquet because
of finals. And he was nearly a no-show again, arriving just in time
to accept the award. Rather than fly to West Palm Beach on a state
plane, he drove.
"It was worth the drive," he said. "I'm sorry I missed last
Florida State will play Virginia Tech Jan. 4 for the national
championship in the Sugar Bowl.
Janikowski left Poland in 1994 to live with his father, Henry,
who had settled in the United States eight years earlier. A top
soccer player, the younger Janikowski started playing football as a
high school senior.
The award, sponsored by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission,
is named for Lou Groza, the Cleveland Browns' Hall of Fame kicker.
The Dallas-based Big 12 Conference also is involved in the awards ceremony.|
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