Harrison Mevis Named To Lou Groza Award Watch List

Columbia, Mo. – Mizzou sophomore kicker Harrison Mevis earned a spot on the Lou Groza Award Watch List, presented annually to college football’s top place kicker, it was announced on Wednesday.

A 2020 Groza semifinalist, Mevis led all freshman kickers with three field goals from 50+ yards, with one of those coming in the top performance by an FBS kicker last season. Against Arkansas, he scored a remarkable 20 points, going 5-for-5 on both field goals and extra points, including a 32-yard field goal as time expired to lift Mizzou to a 50-48 victory.

Mevis earned a spot on the 2020 SEC All-Freshman team and The Athletic’s Freshman All-America team, and was second-team All-SEC by Pro Football Focus in 2020. On the season, he went 17-of-20 in field goal attempts and three-of-four in 50+-yard kicks.

His 79 points rank 25th on Mizzou’s single-season list – 11th among kickers – and are the most-ever by a Tiger freshman kicker. Mevis’ 17 made field goals rank tied for eighth on Mizzou’s single-season list. He set the Mizzou freshman field goal record (a 52 yarder) vs. No. 17/16 LSU (10/10/20).

Earlier this week, graduate linebacker Blaze Alldredge was named to the Butkus Award Watch List, and Alldredge and redshirt junior defensive lineman Trajan Jeffcoat were named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List.

Last week, graduate center Michael Maietti (Rimington Trophy), Jeffcoat (Bednarik Award), redshirt sophomore quarterback Connor Bazelak (Davey O’Brien Award), senior running back Tyler Badie (Doak Walker Award) earned spots on their respective watch lists. Badie is also an AFCA Good Works Team nominee.