Tracy Named Star of the Week by Lou Groza Award

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
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Tracy Named Star of the Week by Lou Groza Award

BATON ROUGE – Placekicker Cole Tracy has been named a “Star of the Week” by the Lou Groza Award for his record-setting performance in LSU’s 36-16 win over No. 2 Georgia on Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

Tracy, the graduate transfer, joined Josh Jasper as the only players in LSU history to kick five field goals in a game on his way to setting the school record for points by kicking with 18. Tracy, who leads the nation in field goals with 17, connected on kicks of 33, 36, 39, 24 and 30 yards in the victory over the Bulldogs.

Tracy has made eight straight field goals and has converted on 17-of-19 attempts this year. His only two misses in 2018 have come from 53 yards out. Tracy’s 17 field goals so far this season rank as the fifth-highest single season total in LSU history.

The “Star of the Week” honor is the third of the season for Tracy as he also picked up the award for his effort in LSU’s season-opening win over Miami and following his game-winning kick at Auburn in week three.