With his booming leg, Hopkins is considered this year's top NFL prospect after pumping home 22 of 27 field goal tries in 2011. The previous year he hit a game-winning 55-yarder against Clemson.
BRETT MAHER NEBRASKA SENIOR
Taking over for departed All-America Alex Henery, Maher filled his shoes by earning first-team All--Big Ten honors as both a kicker and punter (44.5-yard average). He made 19 of 23 field goals, including a careerlong 51-yarder against Michigan.
QUINN SHARP OKLAHOMA STATE SENIOR
Already the starting punter (45.8-yard career average), Sharp replaced a Groza winner (Dan Bailey) as placekicker last season and made 22 of 25 field goals, including all 14 of his attempts inside 30 yards.
CALEB STURGIS FLORIDA SENIOR
After being out with a back injury, Sturgis rebounded as a medical redshirt in 2011 to become a Groza finalist, making 22 of 26 kicks, including a 55-yarder against Vanderbilt.