Tracy Adds Another National Honor
BATON ROUGE – For the second time in three weeks, LSU graduate transfer placekicker Cole Tracy has been named by the Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award as a “Star of the Week”, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced.
Tracy shared this week’s honor with Tucker McCann of Missouri and Chase McClaughlin of Illinois.
Tracy was recognized as a Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week” following the season-opening win over Miami when he kicked four field goals in the 33-17 win over the eighth-ranked Hurricanes.
Against Auburn on Saturday, Tracy drilled the game-winning 42-yard field goal as time expired to lift LSU to a 22-21 win over the seventh-ranked Tigers. The game-winner was Tracy’s third field goal of the day as he also connected on kicks of 33 and 27 yards.
Tracy, who ranks first among all active collegiate kickers with 76 career field goals, is thought to be the first LSU kicker to have a “walk-off” field goal to win a game in regulation for the Tigers since Oct. 25, 1941 vs. Florida.
Tracy was also named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week as well as the Louisiana Sportswriters Association Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in the win over Auburn.