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Alabama kicker Will Reichard earns Lou Groza Award Star of the Week

Will Reichard (No. 16) kicks the ball off for Alabama to Miami
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics/ SEC Media Portal

Will Reichard has made 17 straight field goals since 2020.

He was perfect on his 14 attempts last season, and he started this year with three made kicks against Miami. The alumnus from Hoover (Ala.) High School connected on tries from 38, 51, and 40 yards in Alabama’s 44-13 win over the Hurricanes.

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Reichard was responsible for 14 of the Crimson Tide’s 44 points, and he executed touchbacks on all seven kickoffs.

His confidence has provided ‘contagious’ energy for Alabama’s offense and the team as a whole.

He was one of seven players of the week via the Tide’s coaching staff, and the Southeastern Conference named him Special Teams Player of the Week. Reichard also earned recognition from the Lou Groza Award. After not winning the honor last year, the junior was one of four honorees for Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week. Since the award originated in 1992, Alabama has not had a Lou Groza Award winner.

Reichard is pursuing the honor this season.

He returns to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday to play Mercer.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “watch” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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