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NCSU's Sade, Baumann make preseason watch lists

Posted July 9

Niklas Sade (32) drives home one of his four field goals during the UNC vs. NC State game on November 2, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

— North Carolina State's senior duo of kickers has been named to the preseason watch lists for national awards. 

Niklas Sade has been named to the list for the 2014 Lou Groza Award, given annually to the nation’s top placekicker for the past 22 years, while Baumann has been named to the list for the Ray Guy Award, which honors the top collegiate punter.

Sade, who has started all 38 games of his career, holds the N.C. State record for extra points with 121 - the 16th-best mark in ACC history. He ranks fourth in school history in career field goals made with 43 and in PAT percentage with a .975 mark.

The Wake Forest native was a semifinalist for the Groza Award last season after posting the second-highest field goal total in school history with 19. He improved his field goal percentage from .565 (13-23) in 2012 to .826 (19-23) in 2013. Sade was the recipient of the team’s Governor’s Award, which is given to the Most Valuable Player.

The Award is named for National Football League Hall of Fame kicker Lou “The Toe” Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Groza won four NFL championships with Cleveland and was named NFL Player of the Year in 1954. Although an All-Pro offensive lineman as well, Groza ushered in the notion that there should be a place on an NFL roster for a kicker.

Baumann, who has played in all 38 games of his career, and started 37 at punter (he was injured for one game and could not punt) ranks third in NC State history in career punts (206) and career punting yardage (8,144).

The Wilmington native posted the 10th-best punting average in school history last season with a 42.2 yards per punt mark.
The Augusta Sports Council presents the Ray Guy Award, given to the collegiate punter of the year at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN in Orlando, FL.

The Ray Guy Award was created in 2000 to honor Thomson, Georgia native and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Guy. The Ray Guy Award winner is determined by a national voting body of sports writers, college coaches, sports information directors, and past Ray Guy Award winners.

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  • Knightwolf Jul 11, 9:52 a.m.

    I support Butch...

  • Super Hans Jul 9, 11:31 a.m.

    Woooo. Go Pack.

    **golf clap**

  • KTS BAAAAAAACCCCCCCKKKKK Jul 9, 11:10 a.m.

    Hopefully they won't be on the field as much this season.

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