Penn State junior kicker Anthony Fera was selected to the Lou Groza Award Preseason Watch List today.
Fera went 14-of-17 on field goal attempts after taking over the starting kicking duties four games into the 2011 season. He scored 62 points in 10 games for the Nittany Lions and earned second team All-Big Ten honors.
Fera, a semifinalist for the award last season, joins a 30-player list filled with Big Ten players. Iowa's Mike Meyer, Ohio State's Drew Basil, Michigan State's Dan Conroy, Indiana's Mitch Ewald, Michigan's Brendan Gibbons and Nebraska's Brett Maher are also made the list.
The award is given to the nation's top kicker based on a voting panel of Division I coaches, sports writers, sports broadcasters, previous award winners, professional kickers and conference representatives. The award is named after kicking pioneer Lou Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns.
Fera also punts for the Nittany Lions.