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Maryland kicker Brad Craddock wins Lou Groza Award

Maryland kicker Brad Craddock wins Lou Groza Award

Brad Craddock arrived at Maryland from Australia in 2012 with no experience kicking at a competitive level. Three seasons later, he has been selected as the top kicker in college football. The junior won the Lou Groza Award on Thursday night, given annually to the top kicker in the country. “It is a fantastic honor for Brad to be the recipient of the Lou Groza Award,” Maryland coach Randy Edsall said in a statement of Craddock, who signed with the Terps as a punter before switching to kicker in his freshman year because of an injury to Nick Ferrara. “His work ethic and competitiveness are unmatched and personify what all of our student-athletes should strive to achieve....