The very first winner of the Lou Groza Award was an Underdog, Joe Allison from the Memphis Tigers in 1992. Since then, three more Underdogs have won the award given to the most exceptional place-kicker in FBS college football.
This year, nine of the 30 kickers selected to the Lou Groza Watch List are Underdogs, with the MAC leading all G5 conferences with three. (Way to kick ass, MAC!) Last year's winner, Brad Craddock of the Maryland Terrapins, also made the list.
Did your favorite place-kicker make the list? Deep down, you want to know, so I took the time and trouble to extrapolate the Underdogs from the list. You're very welcome.
Underdogs who appear on the 2016 Lou Groza Award Watch List
Kyle Bullard, Houston Cougars
Andrew Gantz, Cincinnati Bearcats
Donny Hageman, San Diego State Aztecs
Andrew Haldeman, Western Michigan Broncos
Jay Mattox, Texas-El Paso Miners
Trevor Moore, North Texas Mean Green
Robert Stein, Akron Zips
Aleem Sunanon, South Alabama Jaguars
Tyler Tate, Bowling Green Falcons