Cantele Named Groza Star of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State place kicker Jack Cantele collected his second accolade following a stellar performance against Louisiana Tech as he was named a Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week,” the Palm Beach County Sports Commission has announced.

Cantele, who was also named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, went 4-for-4 on field goals in Kansas State’s 39-33 triple-overtime victory over the Bulldogs. His field goals came from distances of 33, 38, 20 and 44 yards, the latter coming in a “must-make” situation to send the game to a third overtime where the Wildcats eventually won.

A product of Wichita, Kansas, Cantele’s four made field goals tied his career high originally set on Nov. 16, 2013, vs. TCU and were the second most in school history for a game. The 44-yard field goal he made in overtime tied his career long set on Nov. 2, 2013, against Iowa State.
Cantele now has 23 career field goals made to rank 10th in school history as he is 7-of-7 on field goals this season and 23-of-29 in his career. He has also made 56 career extra points to rank 10th in K-State history.
Kansas State will enjoy a bye week prior to traveling to Stillwater, Oklahoma, to take on Oklahoma State on Saturday, October 3, at Boone Pickens Stadium. The game, which kicks off at 3 p.m., will be shown nationally on FS1.