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

UTAH'S HACKETT GETS THIRD RAY GUY AWARD PLAYER OF THE WEEK (11/18/14)

HACKETT AVERAGED 44.7 YARDS PER PUNT

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

Utah's Tom Hackett averaged 44.7 yards per punt in a road win over Stanford.

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 nine punts for 402 yards, averaging 44.7 yards per punt in a road win against Stanford, with a net punting average of 42.3 yards. Six of those punts were marked inside the 20-yard line, four of which were marked inside the 10-yard line and one touchback. Hackett's longest punt went for 54 yards.

Hackett is one of ten Ray Guy Award Semifinalists, and has been awarded the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week honor two other times this season. Hackett was also on the 2014 Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List announced in July.

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
Oct. 30 - Award candidates announced
Nov. 14 - Semifinalists announced
Nov. 24 - Finalists announced
January - All-Area Football Banquet & Award Celebration

2014 RAY GUY AWARD SEMIFINALITS ANNOUNCED

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Augusta Sports Council and Ray Guy Award committee have announced 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Ray Guy Award.

The semifinalists for the award - given to the most outstanding punter in college football - were chosen from a field of 82 candidates.

Returning to the field is 2013 finalist Drew Kaser of Texas A&M along with several of the season's Ray Guy Award Players of the Week, including JK Scott, Scott Arellano, Austin Rehkow and Tom Hackett.

The candidates were evaluated on their overall statistics and contribution to the team. Particular emphasis was placed on the punters' net average, percentage of total punts inside the 20-yard line and percentage of punts not returned.

A national voting body of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) coaches, sports information directors, national media and former Ray Guy Award winners will decide the three award finalists, who will be announced on Nov. 24. Voters will then cast a second round of ballots to decide the winner.

2014 Ray Guy Award Semifinalists

• JK Scott (Fr.), Alabama
• Scott Arellano (Sr.), BYU
• Scott Harding (Sr.), Hawaii
• Austin Rehkow (So.), Idaho
• Justin Vogel (So.), Miami
• Tyler Wedel (Sr.), Northern Illinois
• Cameron Johnston (So.), Ohio State
• Drew Kaser (Jr.), Texas A&M
• Tom Hackett (Jr.), Utah
• Alex Kinal (Jr.), Wake Forest

The presentation of the Ray Guy Award will be featured on The Home Depot College Football Awards live on Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m ET on ESPN. The show will feature the live presentations of nine player awards and the Walter Camp All-America Team.

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.

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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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