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2016 Ray Guy Award finalists announced

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Ray Guy Award finalists are, from left, Ohio State's Cameron Johnston, Texas' Michael Dickson and Utah's Mitch Wishnowsky.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Augusta Sports Council and Ray Guy Award are proud to announce the three finalists for the 2016 Ray Guy Award.

The finalists were selected by a national voting body of Football Bowling Subdivision (FBS) coaches, sports information directors, national media and former Ray Guy Award winners. The voters will cast a second round of ballots to decide the winner. The candidates were evaluated on their overall statistics and contribution to their team.

Particular emphasis was placed on net average, percentage of punts inside the 20-yard line, percentage of punts not returned and number of punts.

The 2016 Ray Guy Award recipient will be announced live Dec. 8 at the The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN in Atlanta, Georgia.

2016 RAY GUY AWARD FINALISTS:
  • Michael Dickson (So.), University of Texas
  • Cameron Johnston (Sr.), Ohio State University
  • Mitch Wishnowsky (So.), University of Utah

Schomp Player of the Week

Florida Atlantic's Dalton Schomp averaged 64.3 yards per punt with two marked inside the 20-yard line this past weekend, earning Ray Guy Award Player of the Week honors.

Florida Atlantic's Dalton Schomp averaged 64.3 yards per punt with two marked inside the 20-yard line this past weekend, earning Ray Guy Award Player of the Week honors.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Augusta Sports Council and Ray Guy Award are proud to announce Dalton Schomp of Florida Atlantic University as the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week.

Schomp greatly contributed to FAU in its game against Old Dominion on Saturday. He was called into action three times, totaling in 193 yards for the day. He averaged 64.3 yards per punt with two marked inside Old Dominion's 20-yard line.

Schomp's net average from this weekend's game was 55.3 yards. His longest punt of the day was 68 yards with two of his three punts not returned.

2016 RAY GUY AWARD KEY DATES:
July 7 – Preseason watch list
October 30 – Candidates announced
November 11 – Semifinalists
November 22 – Finalists
December 8 – Winner announced

Augusta Sports Council

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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 13 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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