Ray Guy Award finalists announced

by / Tuesday, 26 November 2013 / Published in Ray Guy Award

Augusta, GA – The Augusta Sports Council has announced three finalists for the 2013 Ray Guy Award. All players are first-time finalists for the annual award.

The finalists were selected by a national voting body of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) coaches, sports information directors, national media, and former Ray Guy Award winners. The voters will cast a second round of ballots to decide the winner. The candidates were evaluated on their overall statistics and contribution to the team. Particular emphasis was placed on the punter’s net average, percentage of total punts inside the 20-yard line and percentage of punts not returned.

2013 Ray Guy Award Finalists:

  • Tom Hornsey (Sr.) – Memphis
  • Drew Kaser (So.) – Texas A&M
  • Cody Webster (Sr.) – Purdue

The three Ray Guy Award finalists will be highlighted on ESPNU during The Home Depot College Football Awards Nomination Special airing Tuesday, November 26 at 5:30 p.m. (ET). The 30-minute show, hosted by Anish Shroff, will include player interviews and analysis from Charles Arbuckle surrounding finalists for the Ray Guy Award and other members of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA).

This year’s Ray Guy Award winner will be revealed on ESPN during The Home Depot College Football Awards airing live from the Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk at the Walt Disney World Resort on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

The Augusta Sports Council presents the Ray Guy Award, given to the collegiate punter of the year at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN in Orlando, FL. The Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List was announced on July 10, 2013 and the full candidate list was announced October 25, 2013. Ballots will open for registered voters on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 5 p.m. Eastern and will close Friday December 6, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

The Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to honor Thomson, Georgia native and College Football Hal 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 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.

The Ray Guy Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence.

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