Johnny Townsend Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week – Week 6

by / Monday, 09 October 2017 / Published in Ray Guy Award

Augusta, GA (October 9, 2017) – The Augusta Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award are proud to announce Johnny Townsend of the University of Florida as the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week for Week 6 games. Townsend punted 5 times for 246 yards. His gross average was 49.2 yards and net average was 48 yards with 4 punts marked inside LSU’s 20-yard line. His longest punt was an impressive 61-yard punt.

Johnny Townsend is a 6’1″, 202 lb. red-shirt senior at the University of Florida studying Telecommunication. Townsend was a 2015 and 2016 Ray Guy Award semifinalist.

Current Watch List Nominees
Adam Nunez, TCU
AJ Cole III, NC State
Alan Luna, UTEP
Alex Kinney, University of Colorado
Austin Barnes, East Carolina University
Austin Parker, Duke
Austin Seibert, Oklahoma
Bailey Cate, Old Dominion
Blake Gillikin, Penn State
Blake Johnson, University of Arkansas
Cameron Nizialek, University of Georgia
Colin Downing, Iowa State
Corey Bojorquez, University of New Mexico
Corey Fatony, Mizzou
Dane Roy, University of Houston
Derek Adams, Kent State
Dom Maggio, Wake Forest University
Drew Galitz, Baylor
Hayden Whitehead, Indiana
Jack Fox – Rice
Jake Bailey, Stanford
Jake Collins, WKU
Jake Hartbarger, Michigan State
JK Scott, Alabama
Joe Schopper – Purdue
Johnny Townsend, Florida
Jonathan Hernandez, USF
Jonny Linehan, BYU
Joseph Davidson, Bowling Green
Josh Growden, LSU
Kaare Vedvik, Marshall
Logan Cooke, Mississippi State
Logan Laurent, University of Massachusetts
Matt Bonadies, Middle Tennessee
Michael Carrizosa, San Jose State
Michael Dickson, Texas
Michael Sleep-Dalton, Arizona State
Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah
Nick Porebski, Oregon State
Reid Budrovich, USC
Ryan Santoso, Minnesota
Ryan Winslow, Pittsburgh
Shane Tripucka, Texas A&M
Spencer Smith, Memphis
Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse
Steven Coutts, California
Thomas Bennett, Tulsa
Tom Sheldon, North Carolina
Trevor Daniel, Tennessee
Tyler Newsome, University of Notre Dame
Wade Lees, Maryland
Will Spiers, Clemson
Zach Sinor, Oklahoma State

Ray Guy Award Timeline
Monday, October 30 – 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.

The members of the NCFAA are unveiling their preseason watch lists over a two-week period this month. Sixteen of the association’s 23 awards select a preseason watch list and the NCFAA has spearheaded a coordinated effort to promote each award’s preseason candidates.

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