Ray Guy Award

The Ray Guy Award is presented annually to college football's most outstanding punter as adjudged by the Augusta Sports Council. The award is named after punter Ray Guy, an All-American for Southern Mississippi and an All-Pro in the National Football League for the Oakland Raiders.

Ray Guy Award
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Given forCollege football's top punter
CountryUnited States
Presented byGreater Augusta Sports Council
History
First award2000
Most recentMax Duffy, Kentucky
Websitehttp://www.augustasportscouncil.org/

Nominees are evaluated on their overall statistics and contribution to the team. Particular emphasis is placed on the following statistics: net average, percentage of total punts inside the 20-yard line, and percentage of punts not returned.[1] The Ray Guy Award winner is determined by a national selection committee of football writers, FBS college coaches, sports information directors, and past Ray Guy Award winners. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline, and have a positive impact on the team’s success.[2]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner School Ref
2000 Kevin Stemke Wisconsin [3]
2001 Travis Dorsch Purdue [4]
2002 Mark Mariscal Colorado [5]
2003 B. J. Sander Ohio State [6]
2004 Daniel Sepulveda Baylor [7]
2005 Ryan Plackemeier Wake Forest [8]
2006 Daniel Sepulveda Baylor [9]
2007 Durant Brooks Georgia Tech [10]
2008 Matt Fodge Oklahoma State [11]
2009 Drew Butler Georgia [12]
2010 Chas Henry Florida [13]
2011 Ryan Allen Louisiana Tech [14]
2012 Ryan Allen Louisiana Tech [15]
2013 Tom Hornsey Memphis [16]
2014 Tom Hackett Utah [17]
2015 Tom Hackett Utah [18]
2016 Mitch Wishnowsky Utah [19]
2017 Michael Dickson Texas [20]
2018 Braden Mann Texas A&M [21]
2019 Max Duffy Kentucky [22]

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Ray Guy Award Winners". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
Footnotes
  1. ^ Fulton, Maureen (November 20, 2007). "UT punter one of three finalists for Ray Guy Award". Toledo Blade. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "Ray Guy Award information". Ray Guy Award. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Mallozzi, Vincent M. (December 31, 2000). "Champions 2000; From Sydney To the Bronx, the Winners". The New York Times. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "Dorsch wins Ray Guy Award". The Augusta Chronicle. December 7, 2001. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "Colorado punter wins award". The Augusta Chronicle. December 13, 2002. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "2003 Home Depot College Football Awards". ESPN.com. December 11, 2003. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "Sports Briefing". The New York Times. December 10, 2004. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  8. ^ Cagle, Spencer (December 8, 2005). "Plackemeier Wins Ray Guy Award". Scout.com. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "Sepulveda Earns Second Guy Award". baylorbears.com. Baylor Athletics. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  10. ^ "College 2007 Award Winners". Indiana Gazette. December 7, 2007. p. 18. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  11. ^ Trotter, Jake (December 11, 2008). "Oklahoma State punter Matt Fodge wins Ray Guy Award". The Oklahoman. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  12. ^ Weiszer, Mark (December 11, 2009). "Butler named nation's top punter". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  13. ^ English, Antonya (December 10, 2010). "Florida Gators' Chas Henry wins Ray Guy Award". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  14. ^ "Louisiana Tech's Ryan Allen wins Ray Guy Award". USA Today. Associated Press. December 8, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  15. ^ Gay, Chris (December 6, 2012). "Louisiana Tech punter Ryan Allen wins Ray Guy Award". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  16. ^ "Memphis punter Tom Hornsey wins Ray Guy Award". Boston Herald. Associated Press. December 13, 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  17. ^ Hightower, Kyle (December 11, 2014). "Utah punter Tom Hackett wins Ray Guy award". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  18. ^ "Utah punter Tom Hackett wins second consecutive Ray Guy Award". Fox News. December 10, 2015. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  19. ^ "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie: Utah's Wishnowsky wins Ray Guy Award". USA Today. Associated Press. December 8, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  20. ^ "Texas P Michael Dickson wins the Ray Guy Award". Burnt Orange Nation. SB Nation. December 7, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  21. ^ "Texas A&M's Braden Mann honored as nation's best punter, wins Ray Guy Award". Dallas Morning News. December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  22. ^ Franklin, Drew (December 12, 2019). "Max Duffy wins Ray Guy Award for NCAA's best punter". Kentucky Sports Radio. Retrieved December 12, 2019.

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