Jasper Named 'Star of the Week' by Groza Award
Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director/SID
BATON ROUGE - LSU senior Josh Jasper has been named one of three "stars of the week" by the Lou Groza National Place Kicker Award, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced on Monday.
Jasper is joined on this week's list of award winners by Derek Dimke of Illinois and Danny Hrapmann of Southern Miss.
Jasper, a native of Memphis, kicked three field goals in LSU's 24-21 win over then-No. 5 Alabama on Saturday in Tiger Stadium. Jasper opened the game with a 45-yard field goal and then pulled LSU to within 14-13 in the fourth quarter with a 35-yard kick.
Leading 21-14 with just over five minutes to go, Jasper connected on a 39-yard field goal to give the Tigers an insurmountable lead of 24-14. The three field goals ran Jasper's season total to a league-best 17. The 17 field goals ties a career-high for Jasper and ranks as the third-highest single-season total in school history. For his career, Jasper has made 36-of-43 field goal attempts.
In addition to his placekicking duties on Saturday against Alabama, Jasper punted three times with two of his punts downed inside the Alabama 20-yard line. Jasper was also part of a fake punt as he raced 29 yards for a first down in the third quarter.