The 37 kickers on the 2013 watch list for the annual Lou Groza Award released Wednesday includes 2012 winner Cairo Santos of Tulane and four other semifinalists.
The Groza award, which honors Hall of Famer Lou Groza, goes to the top kicker in college football. Last year, that was Santos, who did not miss a field goal attempt all season. The other returning semifinalists from a year ago are San Jose State's Austin Lopez, Rice's Chris Boswell, Duke's Ross Martin and TCU's Jaden Oberkrom.
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission will pare the list to 20 semifinalists in November and the winner will be announced after the season.
The 2013 watch list also includes Kyle Brindza of Notre Dame, Jeff Budzien of Northwestern, Chandler Catanzaro of Clemson, Brian Davis of Arkansas State, Jeremiah Detmer of Toledo,
Nick Diaz of Utah State, Mitch Ewald of Indiana, Nate Freese of Boston College, Andrew Furney of Washington State, Brendan Gibbons of Michigan, Warren Harvey of East Carolina, Michael Hunnicutt of Oklahoma, Cody Journell of Virginia Tech, Ty Long of UAB, Mike Meyer of Iowa,
Tony Miliano of Cincinnati, Dylan Mulder of Eastern Michigan, Cody Parkey of Auburn, Kaleb Patterson of Miami (Ohio), Jared Roberts of Colorado State, Trevor Romaine of Oregon State,
Will Scott of Troy, Mathew Sims of Northern Illinois, Carey Spear of Vanderbilt and John Wallace of Louisville.