Tucker McCann added to Lou Groza watchlist for Mizzou football


For those counting, there are only three watchlists left to be announced.

An eighth Missouri Tigers has been added to a watchlist this summer.

That nomination went to Mizzou kicker Tucker McCann, a fourth-year player that has been named to the Lou Groza Award watchlist Wednesday.

McCann made 24 field goals last season, second high on this year’s list. McCann only trails Syracuse kicker Andre Szmyt, who won last year’s award and is on this year’s list after knocking in 30 field goals in 2018. McCann was 24 of 33, giving the senior a 72.7 percent field-goal percentage. He was 51 of 54 on extra-point tries, nearly equaling his 51-of-53 output the season prior, where he was 15-for-17 on kicks. HIs freshman year, McCann went 39 of 43 on PATs and 6 of 12 on field-goal tries.

Those numbers add up to a career total thus far of 141 PATs on 150 tries (94 percent) and 45 of 62 attempts (72 percent). McCann looks to have is strongest season this year.

As of now, the O’Fallon, Illinois, native is listed as the Tigers’ kicker and punter on the depth chart. But Mizzou expects a punter to win that position this training camp.

McCann now joins seven other Tigers on watchlists, which has a total of 16 announcements this summer. Those players are Albert Okwuegbunam, Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, Trystan Colon-Castillo, Kelly Bryant, Larry Rountree, DeMarkus Acy and Cale Garrett. The NCAA already has released 13 of those lists.

Wednesday’s announcements of the Groza and Ray Guy award leave the NCAA with just the Hornung (most versatile), Wuerffel (community service) and Walter Camp (best college player) awards left. You can view all of the awards and the websites for each here.