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‘Funny’ Oklahoma Kicker Gabe Brkic Named Lou Groza Award Star of the Week

‘Funny’ Oklahoma Kicker Gabe Brkic Named Lou Groza Award Star of the Week

By John E. Hoover

The awards keep rolling in for Oklahoma kicker Gabe Brkic after his stunning season-opening performance against Tulane on Saturday.

Brkic tied a school record with four field goals, and tied an NCAA record with three field goals of at least 50 yards. He buried kicks of 51, 55 and 56 yards and also hit a 26-yarder, and on Tuesday was one of four FBS kickers honored by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission as a Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week.”

On Monday he was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week.

The 56-yard bomb by the two-time Lou Groza Award semifinalist is the school’s longest field goal since 1977. He also converted four PATs in the Sooners’ 40-35 win over the Green Wave.


For the complete story, please visit https://www.si.com/college/oklahoma/football/funny-oklahoma-kicker-gabe-brkic-named-lou-groza-award-star-of-the-week.

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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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