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asc_home_logo11The Ray Guy Award is presented annually to the nation's top college punter

OHIO STATE'S JOHNSTON RAY GUY AWARD PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR WEEK 3

Ohio State's Cameron Johnston averaged 50.6 yards per punt this past weekend, earning Ray Guy Award Player of the Week honors.

Ohio State's Cameron Johnston averaged 50.6 yards per punt 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 Cameron Johnston of Ohio State as the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week.

Johnston had a total of five punts for 253 yards. He averaged 50.6 yards per punt with five marked inside the 20-yard line. His net average was the same as his gross average (50.6 yards) because all five of his punts were not returned. His long punt was 68 yards.

Cameron Johnston is a senior at Ohio State and has been a semifinalist in the past for the Ray Guy Award. Not only is he a standout on the field, he is a standout with his community service. He has done volunteer work at the Mid-Ohio Food bank and has made many visits at the OSU Medical Center/James Cancer Research Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital and the VA Hospital.

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

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.

NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARDS ASSOCIATION

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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