Former Miami (OH) K Graham Nicholson transfers to Alabama

New Alabama head coach Kalen DeBoer and the Crimson Tide have found a kicker through the portal.

Former Miami (OH) kicker Graham Nicholson, who won the 2023 Lou Groza Award as college football’s top kicker, announced on social media Sunday that he will transfer to Alabama ahead of the 2024 season.

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“I want to thank Miami University and everyone involved for believing in me out of high school and welcoming me into a family,” Nicholson stated. “I want to thank Coach (Chuck) Martin for the trust he has placed in me and for being an unbelievable leader and mentor over the past 3 years. I have decided to transfer for my last season and will be finishing my college career at the University of Alabama!! I am extremely thankful for this opportunity and excited to help compete and win a national title!! Roll Tide!!”

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Nicholson made 25-straight field goals during last season setting an NCAA record. He finished 27-of-28 on field goals and 35-for-37 on extra points.

The Cincinnati native was a consensus First Team All-American on his way to becoming the first player from the Mid-American Conference to win the Lou Groza Award. Nicholson owns the Miami (OH) program records with a career rate of 84.5% field goal and 27 single-season field goals in 2023.

Nicholson will likely replace former Alabama kicker Will Reichard, who became the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer last season.