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Rodrigo Blankenship is your 2019 Lou Groza Award winner!

The committee respected the specs, y’all.

Texas A&M v Georgia Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Consider the specs respected. Rodrigo Blankenship won the Lou Groza Award this evening as college football’s top place kicker.

Blankenship is 25 of 31 on field goals this season, including 3 of 50 or more yards. His career total of 432 points is the most in UGA history, and he’s tied the SEC record for consecutive extra points with 198.

The ward is in many ways the capstone for a career that began with Hot Rod arriving in Athens as a walk-on despite being selected as a senior to play in the Army All-American Game. Then there was the drama surrounding whether he’d be awarded a scholarship, the exuberant locker room revelation that in fact he had, Also, this picture.

Congrats, Rodrigo. You earned it.

Go ‘Dawgs!!!