UVa. kicker one of 20 semifinalists for Groza Award
Randolph becomes the third Cavalier placekicker all-time to be named to the award¹s semifinalist list since its inception in 1992. Rafael Garcia was a finalist in 1996 for the OHoos and Connor Hughes was a semifinalist in 2005.
This season, Randolph ranks No. 14 in the nation with 1.56 field goals per game. The Naples, Fla., native has succeeded on 93 percent (14-of-15) of his field-goal attempts, with his lone errant kick coming off a mishandled snap during UVa¹s rain-soaked contest against No. 11 Georgia Tech.
Randolph has set his career high in field goal distance three times this season, culminating with a 49-yard kick against No. 11 Georgia Tech.
Randolph and Duke¹s Will Snyderwine represent the ACC on the semifinalist list. Only two placekickers in ACC history have won the Lou Groza Award. N.C. State¹s Marc Primanti took the honors in 1996, while Florida State¹s Sebastian Janikowski won the award in 1998 and 1999.