CU place-kicker Will Oliver was named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award, given annually to the nation's best kicker.
Oliver has made 14 of 18 field goal attempts through the Buffs' first eight games, with two of those misses coming at UCLA last week. Both misses were from 45 yards away.
The junior from Los Angeles has made all 19 of his extra point attempts and has handled kickoff duties this season after fellow place-kicker Justin Castor was injured before the season.
Monday was an off day for CU players with no media access
"It's nice to get some recognition for the all the work I've put in," Oliver said in a press release from the school. "I think I'm headed in the right direction but I still think I have a ways to go to be as good as I can be."
Oliver is the second CU place-kicker in history to be named a semifinalist for the Groza Award. Mason Crosby earned the honor twice and finished as the runner-up for the award in 2005. Three finalist will be announced Nov. 25 and the winner will be revealed Dec. 12 as part of the College Football Awards Show.
CU's Nov. 16 home game against Cal will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on the Pac-12 Network. The CU men's basketball team plays host to Jackson State earlier that day with tip off scheduled for 10 a.m. That game also will be televised by the Pac-12 Network.