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

UTAH'S TACKETT NAMED RAY GUY AWARD PLAYER OF THE WEEK (09/08/14)

THE JUNIOR HAD FIVE PUNTS FOR A 55.4 YARD AVERAGE WITH NO PUNTS RETURNED

Utah's Tom Hackett had five punts for 277 yards in a home win against Fresno State.

Utah's Tom Hackett had five punts for 277 yards in a home win against Fresno State.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Augusta Sports Council and Ray Guy Award are proud to announce Tom Hackett, University of Utah, as the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week.

Hackett had a total of five punts for 277 yards in a home win against Fresno State. He averaged 55.4 yards per punt with two marked inside the 20-yard line and a net average of 55.4 yards. Four of Hackett's five punts went for 50-plus yards with a long punt of 65 yards. No punts were returned.

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 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 yards punted, average returned yards and percentage of punts not returned. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline and have a positive impact on the team’s success.

KEY 2014 DATES:
July 9 - Preseason watch list announced
Nov. 14 - Semifinalists announced
Nov. 24 - Finalists announced
January - All-Area Football Banquet & Award Celebration

2014 PRESEASON WATCH LIST

• Wil Baumann, N.C. State
• Riley Dixon, Syracuse
• James Farrimond, Rice
• Tom Hackett, Utah
• Thomas Hibbard, North Carolina
• Taylor Hudson, Vanderbilt
• A.J. Hughes, Virginia Tech
• Sam Irwin-Hill, Arkansas
• Cameron Johnston, Ohio State
• Drew Kaser, Texas A&M
• Sean Kelley, Florida Atlantic
• Cole Leininger, California
• Justin Manton, ULM
• Anthony Melchiori, Kent State
• Will Monday, Duke
• Peter Mortell, Minnesota
• Hunter Mullins, UAB
• Nick O’Toole, West Virginia
• Trevor Pardula, Kansas
• Zach Paul, Akron
• Austin Rehkow, Idaho
• Spencer Roth, Baylor
• Mike Sadler, Michigan State
• Garrett Swanson, Fresno State
• Tyler Williams, Marshall

PAST RAY GUY AWARD WINNERS

Below are the 12 winners of the Ray Guy Award since its creation by the Augusta Sports Council in 2000.

QUICK-CLICK INFORMATION ON THE COLLEGE AWARDS AND THE 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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