Augusta Sports Council Announces 2017 Ray Guy Award 10 Semifinalits
Augusta, GA (November 16, 2017) – The Augusta Sports Council is pleased to announce the 10 semifinalists for the 2017 Ray Guy Award. The semifinalists were chosen from a field of 78 nominated candidates.
The candidates were evaluated by the Ray Guy Award committee on their overall statistics and contribution to the team. Particular emphasis was placed on net punting average, number of times a punt was 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.
A national voting body of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sports information directors, national media and previous Ray Guy Award winners will decide the three award finalists who will be announced on Tuesday, November 21st. Voters will then vote again to determine the winner who will be announced live on Thursday, December 7th at The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN in Atlanta, Georgia.
New this year, the Ray Guy Award will provide one vote as determined by football fans. The Fan Vote will be located on the Ray Guy Award website and is equivalent to one national selection committee member’s vote. The vote will be included for the selection of the finalists and winner.
2017 Ray Guy Award Semifinalists:
Bojorquez, Corey – University of New Mexico
Chrisman, Drue – Ohio State University
Davidson, Joseph – Bowling Green State University
Dickson, Michael – University of Texas
Fatony, Corey – University of Missouri
Grace, Cody – Arkansas State University
Nizialek, Cameron – University of Georgia
Routsas, Yannis – University of Texas at San Antonio
Scott, JK – University of Alabama
Wishnowsky, Utah – University of Utah
Ray Guy Award Timeline
Monday, October 30 12 p.m. ET – Nomination Forms Due
Tuesday, October 31 – Final Candidate List announced
Thursday, November 16 – Semifinalists Announced
Tuesday, November 21 – Three Finalists Announced
Thursday, December 7 – The Home Depot College Football Awards Show (Atlanta, GA)
January 2018 – All-Area Football Banquet (Augusta, GA)
About the Ray Guy Award
The Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to honor Thomson, Georgia native and College and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Guy. Among the statistics used to identify the winner is net punting average, number of times 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 with particular emphasis placed on net punting average. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline and have a positive impact on the team’s success.
About the Augusta Sports Council
The Augusta Sports Council (ASC) enriches the quality of life and economic well-being for the Augusta metropolitan area by supporting and attracting sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.augustasportscouncil.org.
About the National College Football Awards Association
The Ray Guy Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses college football’s most prestigious awards. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA and its 22 awards now boast over 800 recipients, dating to 1935. Visit ncfaa.org to learn more about our story.