Boswell Named to 2012 Performance Award Watch List

June 28, 2012

Rice placekicker Chris Boswell has earned a spot on the 2012 CFPA Placekicker Trophy Watch List, announced today by College Football Performance Awards.

The redshirt junior tied the school record by converting 17 field goals last season. He hit on 17 of 21 field goals (.810) during the 2011 season. His only misses came from 60, 54, 45, and 38. Against Tulane, he converted a career long 54-yard field goal into the wind.

College Football Performance Awards selects all recipients based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. Previous CFPA Placekicker Trophy recipients include Nebraska's Alex Henery, Georgia's Blair Walsh, Texas A&M's Randy Bullock, and Florida's Caleb Sturgis. Learn more at

Here's the full list of players on the 2012 CFPA Placekicker Trophy Watch List:

• Parker Herrington, Air Force
• Jeremy Shelley, Alabama
• Zach Hocker, Arkansas
• Brian Davis, Arkansas State
• Patrick Clarke, Buffalo
• Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson
• Jack Griffin, FIU
• Caleb Sturgis, Florida
• Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
• Matt Hogan, Houston
• Trey Farquhar, Idaho
• Mitch Ewald, Indiana
• Mike Meyer, Iowa
• Craig McIntosh, Kentucky
• Brett Baer, Louisiana-Lafayette
• Matt Nelson, Louisiana Tech
• Drew Alleman, LSU
• Jake Wieclaw, Miami
• Brendan Gibbons, Michigan
• Dan Conroy, Michigan State
• Jordan Wettstein, Minnesota
• Brett Maher, Nebraska
• Casey Barth, North Carolina
• Drew Basil, Ohio State
• Mike Hunnicutt, Oklahoma
• Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State
• Bryson Rose, Ole Miss
Chris Boswell, Rice
• Ross Krautman, Syracuse
• Brandon McManus, Temple
• Ty Long, UAB
• Andre Heidari, USC
• Coleman Petersen, Utah
• Andrew Furney, Washington State
• Tyler Bitancurt, West Virginia





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