Kentucky Football Fan Day set for Aug. 4

July 11, 2012 

Kentucky's Craig McIntosh kicked the third field goal in the third quarter of the Mississippi State at Kentucky football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 29, 2011. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff

PABLO ALCALA | STAFF

Kentucky's annual Football Fan Day is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4 at Commonwealth Stadium, the team announced Wednesday.

Gates open at 5 p.m., with the team holding a public practice at 6.

After the practice, UK players and coaches will sign autographs before a fireworks show closes the event.

Parking will be available in the green, red or blue lots surrounding Commonwealth Stadium.

"Fan Day is always one of our favorite days of fall camp because we get to interact with the Big Blue Nation," Coach Joker Phillips said in a news release. "I look forward to seeing everyone there."

The Wildcats report for fall practice on Friday, Aug. 3.

Kentucky opens its season Sunday, Sept. 2 at Louisville.

McIntosh on Groza list

Kentucky senior Craig McIntosh, who has made nearly 80 percent of his field goals the past two years, has been named to the watch list for the Lou Groza Award, which annually honors the nation's best place-kicker.

McIntosh, a Lexington native, led UK in scoring with 56 points last season, making 12 of 14 field goals and 20 of 21 extra points.

In 2010, McIntosh finished second on the team with 67 points, making 11 of 15 field goals and 34 of 35 extra points.

McIntosh owns the second- and third-longest consecutive field-goal streaks in school history with eight and seven, respectively. His longest field goal at UK is 50 yards.

McIntosh is one of six Southeastern Conference place-kickers on the 30-player Groza watch list.

The award is named for Pro Football Hall of Fame kicker Lou "The Toe" Groza. The winner will be announced Dec. 6.

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