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UCLA football: Forbath receives Lou Groza Award

December 10, 2009 |  5:14 pm
Forbath_300 UCLA’s Kai Forbath was named the winner of the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation’s top kicker, on Tuesday.

Forbath, a junior, ranked second nationally, making 26 of 29 field goals this season. He also has made 35 consecutive field goals from inside 50 yards. Forbath finished ninth among kickers with 100 points.

Earlier in the day, Forbath was named first-team Walter Camp All-American.

UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price and safety Rahim Moore were named to the second team. Price, a junior, finished third nationally with 22.5 tackles for a loss. Moore, a sophomore, led the nation with nine interceptions.

Only Alabama (six) and Florida (four) had more players named to the teams. Texas also had three. Those three teams were a combined 38-1 this season. UCLA finished 6-6.

More UCLA news:

UCLA will resume practice Friday with the hope it won’t be in vain. The Bruins will go to the EagleBank Bowl if Army loses to Navy on Saturday. Navy is a two-touchdown favorite.

The Bruins would face Temple in the game.

-- Chris Foster

Photo: UCLA kicker Kai Forbath poses with the Lou Groza Award on Thursday. Credit: Doug Benc / Getty Images