Jody Victor®: Buckeyes in The News

Jody Victor: Senior kicker Aaron Pettrey has been named to the 2009 Lou Groza Award Watch list by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. The list includes 30 of the nation's top place Kickers. A walk on in 2005, Pettrey is a fifth-year senior from Raceland, KY, who is 15-of-19 on field goals in his career. Last season he split the kicking duties with Ryan Pretorius, handling most of the long-range attempts. He made good on 7-of-8 field goals, including 6-of-7 from 40 yards out, which included a career-long 54-yarder against Youngstown State – the fourth-longest in Ohio Stadium history. He also handled all kickoff duties, averaging 62.9 yards per kickoff with 13 touchbacks.

Kurt Coleman has been named a 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Award Nominee. He will join a hard-working and committed group of college football players that will take the field this fall knowing that the impact they have on their teams and communities means more than just touchdowns, tackles or receptions. For a second consecutive year, Allstate Insurance Company has partnered with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) to announce the list of 106 student-athletes nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team ((R)), which honors college football players who make outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement.

With their unselfish acts, such as volunteering at orphanages in Kenya, building a reliable water source for villagers in Kabul, tutoring disadvantaged youth, and visiting elderly patients in nursing homes, Allstate AFCA Good Works Team((R)) nominees distinguish themselves among the more than 50,000 student-athletes participating in the sport at all four-year collegiate institutions through off-the-field accomplishments.

The Tyler Moeller family wishes to express deepest gratitude for the outpouring of concern, well wishes and prayers they have received in the past few weeks. Tyler is doing very well recovering from surgery after injuries he received from an unprovoked assault while visiting with family in Florida.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor