Hogs kicker Zach Hocker on Lou Groza Award watch list

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - University of Arkansas kicker Zach

Hocker is being considered for the Lou Groza Award.

Officials said Thursday Hocker is one of just three Southeastern

Conference players on the watch list for the award, which is

presented annually to the top collegiate kicker.

Hocker was named to the 2010 SEC All-Freshman Team after scoring

104 points and hitting 16-of-19 field goals.

Kickers on the Lou Groza Award Watch List were chosen based on

statistics from the 2010 season and 2011 preseason expectations.

Twenty semifinalists for the award will be announced Oct. 28,

and three finalists will be chosen by Nov. 21.

The winner will be Dec. 8 during the Home Depot ESPNU College

Football Award Show.