TALLAHASSEE -- FSU kicker Dustin Hopkins is one of 20 semifinalists for the 2012 Lou Groza National Collegiate Place-Kicker Award.
Hopkins, who was a finalist last season for the award, currently leads all kickers with 103 points, the third-highest total of any player in the country. He is 10 points behind former Boise State kicker Kyle Brotzman as the all-time career lead in points for kickers.
The award is named in honor of Lou Groza, who played 21 seasons for the Cleveland Browns. Three finalists will be announced Nov. 19, with the winner chosen on Dec. 6.
Fisher happy at FSU
With Kentucky firing its coach during the weekend and Tennessee and Auburn potentially following suit in the coming weeks, it’s possible Jimbo Fisher could be on some SEC school’s short list. According to Fisher though, he’s happy where he is. “I don’t want to leave or talk to anybody,” Fisher said. “I’m happy here now, and we’re not talking to anybody. We wouldn’t even think about doing that until the season’s over, and we don’t have any plans on doing that.”