Punahou grad, UCLA Kicker Fairbairn wins Lou Groza Award

UCLA place kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn kicks an extra point for the go-ahead point against BYU late in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA won 24-23 (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

UCLA’s Ka’imi Fairbairn has won the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker.

Fairbairn made 20 of 23 field-goal attempts and each of his 44 extra points in 2015. His longest field goal was from 60 yards.

Fairbairn, a senior from Kailua, Hawaii, scored more than 100 points in four straight seasons for the Bruins.

The other finalists were Jake Elliott of Memphis and Auburn’s Daniel Carlson. The award was presented on Thursday at the College Football Hall of Fame.

Maryland’s Brad Craddock won the award in 2014.

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