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Augusta Sports Council Announces 2017 Ray Guy Award Winner

Ray Guy Fan Vote

Texas Punter Michael Dickson Wins 2017 Ray Guy Award

The Augusta Sports Council is pleased to announce Michael Dickson of the University of Texas as the 2017 Ray Guy Award winner. The Ray Guy Award is presented to the top collegiate punter in the nation. Dickson was chosen from a field of 3 finalists including himself, JK Scott from the University of Alabama and Mitch Wishnowsky from the University of Utah. The winner was determined by the Ray Guy Award national voting body which consists of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sports information directors, national media and previous Ray Guy Award winners. The 2017 Ray Guy Award winner was announced live from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, December 7th at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show presented by GILDAN on ESPN.

Michael Dickson has been a stand out all season long. He was named the 2017 Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the year, 2017 First Team All-Big 12 Punter, 2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Team and was our Punter of the Week during week 5 and 7 games. He became the first-ever finalist for the award from the University of Texas last year. Dickson is from Sydney, Australia and is a Junior at Texas.

The Ray Guy Award provided one vote as determined by football fans. The Fan Vote was equivalent to one national selection committee member's vote. The finalist fan vote winner was JK Scott of the University of Alabama.

Congratulations to all three of the 2017 finalists. They encompass skills on and off the field that represent Ray Guy and the award in the best light. Michael Dickson will receive additional recognition during the football banquet held by the Augusta Sports Council in January 2018 in Augusta, GA.

2017 FINALISTS:
  • Michael Dickson, University of Texas
  • J.K. Scott, Alabama
  • Mitch Wishnowsky, University of Utah

Augusta Sports Council

asc_logo_1The Augusta Sports Council (ASC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to marketing the Augusta area as a destination for amateur sporting events. The ASC attracts, creates and supports dozens of sporting events and activities each year, generating a positive economic impact and enhancing the quality of life for residents of the greater Augusta community.

To learn more, visit AugustaSportsCouncil.org.

National College Football Awards Association

ncfaalogoThe Ray Guy Award is recognized by the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients.

For more information, visit the association’s official website, ncfaa.org.

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PAST RAY GUY AWARD WINNERS

Below are the 17 winners of the Ray Guy Award since its creation by the Augusta Sports Council in 2000.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARDS AND RAY GUY AWARD

The Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to honor Thomson, Georgia native and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Guy. The Ray Guy Award winner is determined by a national voting body of sports writers, college coaches, sports information directors, and past Ray Guy Award winners. Among the statistics used to identify the winner is net punting average, number of times a punt is downed or kicked out of bounds inside the opponents 20-yard line, total yardage punted, average returned yardage, and percentage of punts not returned. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline, and have a positive impact on the team’s success.

The Augusta Sports Council (ASC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to marketing the Augusta area as a destination for amateur sporting events. The ASC attracts, creates and supports dozens of sporting events and activities each year, generating a positive economic impact and enhancing the quality of life for residents of the greater Augusta community.

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