Nov. 25, 2009
Grozinger Named a Finalist for Upshaw Award
MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State junior left guard Brett Grozinger has been named one of eight finalists for the Gene Upshaw Award given annually to the nation's top lineman.
The award is named in honor of the former standout lineman at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M-Kingsville) who went on to earn notoriety as an Oakland Raiders offensive lineman and the NFL Players Association executive director.
Grozinger, a 6-4, 280-pound junior from Chillicothe, Mo., helped lead the Bearcats to their fourth MIAA championship and sixth straight appearance in the NCAA regional final. He earned first-team All-MIAA honors for a team that is second in the nation in scoring and fifth in total offense. The Bearcats average 43.8 points and 486 yards per game.
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