Hackett goes back to back

Utah's Tom Hackett led the nation in punts inside the 20- and 10-yard line in 2014. He was also named a Walter Camp First Team All-American.

Utah’s Tom Hackett led the nation in punts inside the 20- and 10-yard line in 2014. He was also named a Walter Camp First Team All-American.

2015

ATLANTA — Senior Tom Hackett of Utah won the 2015 Ray Guy Award winner, his second straight year to take the award.

The only other player to win the honor in consecutive seasons was Louisiana Tech’s Ryan Allen in 2011-12. Baylor’s Daniel Sepulveda also won twice (2004 and 2006).

Hackett, a senior, averaged a career-best 47.8 yards this season, including a long punt of 76 yards.

2015 Ray Guy Award Finalists

2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Hackett becomes the first Utah player to win an award presented by the National College Football Awards Association, which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football.

Hackett, who was also named a first-team Walter Camp All-American, led the nation in punts inside the 20 (35) and 10 (19) yard lines and ranked second nationally in punt average (47.0). The two-time All-Pac-12 punter put 35-of-77 (45.5%) punts inside the 20.

Hackett finished second in the nation with a school-record 3,619 punt yards and second in the conference in punts of 50+ yards (25). Utah was third in the nation in net punting (42.81).

Hackett was named the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week three times in 2014: vs. Fresno State, UCLA and Stanford. He earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors against Colorado.

The other finalists for the Ray Guy Award were Alabama freshman JK Scott and Idaho sophomore Austin Rehkow.

Hackett was one of ten Ray Guy Award semifinalists. He was also on the 2014 Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List announced in July.

Hackett’s bio information

May 10, 1992 (Melbourne, Australia)
Scotch College (Australia)
5-foot-11, 187 pounds
All-Pac-12 punter came to Utah as a walk-on before being placed on scholarship; school record-holder for punt yards in a season (3,619 in 2014). In his career, he placed 43.3% of his punts inside the 20 (77-of 178), including 37 inside the 10-yard line and 16 inside the 5-yard line.
To be determined.
Played Australian rules football at Scotch College — spent two years on the 1st XVIII as leading goal scorer.
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