A Texas Tech football player has been named as a semifinalist for a national award.

Junior kicker Ryan Bustin has been named as one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza award.

The Lou Groza Award, named for notable Cleveland Browns kicker Lou Groza, has been awarded annually since 1992.

Bustin is the first player in school history to be named as a semifinalist for the award.

He currently leads the FBS with 19 field goals, which is also a new Texas Tech record for the most in a single season. Bustin tied the school record during his sophomore season with 17, and now totals 36 field goals in his career.

The University of Texas’ Anthony Fera and Oklahoma’s Michael Hunnicutt have also been named as semifinalists. The winner will be announced on Thursday, December 12th.

More information is available at www.LouGrozaAward.com.