2014 Ray Guy Award candidates announced

by / Friday, 31 October 2014 / Published in News, Ray Guy Award

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Augusta Sports Council has announced the nominees for the 2014 Ray Guy Award, which identifies the nation’s top collegiate punter. Among the 80 candidates are 2013 finalist, Drew Kaser Texas A&M, and 2012 finalist, Kyle Christy of Florida. Candidates were nominated for the award by their school’s sports information department.

The list will be narrowed to ten semifinalists to be announced on November 14. Following the semifinalists announcement, a national body of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sports information directors, coaches, media representatives and previous Ray Guy Award winners will vote for the top three finalists, who will be identified on November 24. The voting body will then cast ballots to select the winner.

The presentation of the Ray Guy Award will be featured on The Home Depot College Football Awards live on Thursday, December 11 at 7:30 pm ET on ESPN. The show, hosted by ESPN’s Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard will feature live presentation of nine player awards, along with the recipients of Disney’s Spirit Award, The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award, the NCFAA (National College Football Awards Association) Contributions to College Football Award, and student-athletes selected to the Walter Camp All-America Team.

2014 Ray Guy Award Candidates:

  • JK Scott, Alabama
  • Drew Riggleman, Arizona
  • Matthew Haack, Arizona State
  • Sam Irwin-Hill, Arkansas
  • Luke Ferguson, Arkansas State
  • Alex Tardieu, Army
  • Spencer Roth, Baylor
  • Alex Howell, Boston College
  • Tyler Grassman, Buffalo
  • Scott Arellano, BYU
  • Cole Leininger, California
  • Ron Coluzzi, Central Michigan
  • Bradley Pinion, Clemson
  • Darragh O’Neill, Colorado
  • Hayden Hunt, Colorado State
  • Will Monday, Duke
  • Worth Gregory, East Carolina
  • Owen Dubiel, Eastern Michigan
  • Dalton Schomp, FAU
  • Kyle Christy, Florida
  • Garrett Swanson, Fresno State
  • Collin Barber, Georgia
  • Scott Harding, Hawai‘i
  • Austin Rehkow, Idaho
  • Justin DuVernois, Illinois
  • Colin Downing, Iowa State
  • Trevor Pardula, Kansas
  • Nick Walsh, Kansas State
  • Anthony Melchiori, Kent State
  • Landon Foster, Kentucky
  • Daniel Cadona, Louisiana
  • Jamie Keehn, LSU
  • Tyler Williams, Marshall
  • Will Hagerup, Michigan
  • Mike Sadler, Michigan State
  • Peter Mortell, Minnesota
  • Devon Bell, Mississippi State
  • Christian Brinser, Missouri
  • Wil Baumann, NC State
  • Sam Foltz, Nebraska
  • Thomas Hibbard, North Carolina
  • Tyler Wedel, Northern Illinois
  • Cameron Johnston, Ohio State
  • Jed Barnett, Oklahoma
  • Kip Smith, Oklahoma State
  • Jarrett Cervi, Old Dominion
  • Will Gleeson, Ole Miss
  • Keith Kostol, Oregon State
  • Ryan Winslow, Pittsburgh
  • Thomas Meadows, Purdue
  • James Farrimond, Rice
  • Joel Alesi, San Diego State
  • Tyler Hull, South Carolina
  • Tyler Sarrazin, Southern Miss
  • Ben Rhyne, Stanford
  • Riley Dixon, Syracuse
  • Ethan Perry, TCU
  • Matt Darr, Tennessee
  • William Russ, Texas
  • Drew Kaser, Texas A&M
  • Will Johnson, Texas State
  • Taylor Symmank, Texas Tech
  • Dalton Parks, Tulsa
  • Hunter Mullins, UAB
  • Caleb Houston, UCF
  • Justin Wain, UConn
  • Justin Manton, ULM
  • Logan Yunker, UNLV
  • Mattias Ciabatti, USF
  • Tom Hackett, Utah
  • Jaron Bentrude, Utah State
  • Mike Ruggles, UTEP
  • Alec Vozenilek, Virginia
  • A.J. Hughes, Virginia Tech
  • Alexander Kinal, Wake Forest
  • Korey Durkee, Washington
  • Nick O’Toole, West Virginia
  • J. Schroeder, Western Michigan
  • Drew Meyer, Wisconsin
  • Joseph Occhipinti, WKU
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