Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson was a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation’s top kicker, in 2015 and 2016.
He came up short both seasons, but he is hoping his senior year will be a different story.
Carlson was named a Lou Groza Award finalist on Monday along with Domink Eberle (Utah State) and Matt Gay (Utah).
This season, Carlson has made 21 of his 27 field-goal attempts, including four from 50 yards or more. He is also a perfect 53 of 53 on extra points, running his current streak to 192 consecutive PATs made.
In Auburn’s 44-23 victory over Ole Miss, Carlson made three field goals and five extra points to become the SEC’s all-time leading scorer. He currently has 462 points, which puts him at No. 7 all-time nationally.
He also set a SEC record with 88 field goals made in his career.
The winner of the Lou Groza Award will be announced on Dec. 7 at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN.