By Matt Sugam
Hitting your career-long field goal can open up the eyes of the Lou Graza Award comittee. And it did for Rutgers freshman kicker Kyle Federico.
The Ponte Fedra native hit a 52-yard field goal to end the first half against USF. Doing so helped him acquire the Lou Graza Award, for this week, given to the nation’s best kicker.
“We’re really pleased with the way he’s come a long as a true freshman,” head coach Kyle Flood said. “Make a 52-yard field goal in his home state…It was a great boost to us before halftime.”
He also hit a 21-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to snap a 13-13 tie.
“That’s an exciting award for him to get and I don’t think that’ll be the last one that he gets,” Flood said.