2015 Ray Guy Award candidates announced

by / Friday, 30 October 2015 / Published in News, Ray Guy Award

AUGUSTA, GA — The Augusta Sports Council has announced the nominees for the 2015 Ray Guy Award, which identifies the nation’s top collegiate punter. Among the 79 candidates is the 2014 Ray Guy Award winner Tom Hackett, Utah and the two other 2014 finalists, JK Scott, Alabama and Austin Rehkow, Idaho. 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 13. 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 23. The voting body will then cast ballots to select the winner.

The presentation of the Ray Guy Award will be featured live on ESPN during The Home Depot College Football Awards, Thursday, December 10, at 7 p.m.

2015 Ray Guy Award candidates

  • Zach Paul, Akron
  • JK Scott, Alabama
  • Bentlee Critcher, Appalachian State
  • Drew Riggleman, Arizona
  • Matthew Haack, Arizona State
  • Toby Baker, Arkansas
  • Luke Ferguson, Arkansas State
  • Alex Tardieu, Army
  • Kevin Phillips, Auburn
  • Drew Galitz, Baylor
  • Alex Howell, Boston College
  • Joseph Davidson, Bowling Green
  • Jonny Linehan, Brigham Young
  • Sam Geraci, Cincinnati
  • Hayden Hunt, Colorado State
  • Will Monday, Duke
  • Worth Gregory, East Carolina
  • Austin Barnes, Eastern Michigan
  • Johnny Townsend, Florida
  • Dalton Schomp, Florida Atlantic
  • Cason Beatty, Florida State
  • Garrett Swanson, Fresno State
  • Wil Lutz, Georgia State
  • Rigoberto Sanchez, Hawai‘i at Manoa
  • Logan Piper, Houston
  • Austin Rehkow, Idaho
  • Dillon Kidd, Iowa
  • Colin Downing, Iowa State
  • Nick Walsh, Kansas State
  • Anthony Melchiori, Kent State
  • Landon Foster, Kentucky
  • Steven Coutts, Louisiana (at Lafayette)
  • Jamie Keehn, LSU
  • Tyler Williams, Marshall
  • Logan Laurent, Massachusetts
  • Spencer Smith, Memphis
  • Justin Vogel, Miami
  • Blake O’Neill, Michigan
  • Peter Mortell, Minnesota
  • Logan Cooke, Mississippi State
  • Corey Fatony, Mizzou
  • Sam Foltz, Nebraska
  • Alex Boy, Nevada
  • Eric Keena, North Texas
  • Tyler Newsome, Notre Dame
  • Cameron Johnston, Ohio State
  • Austin Seibert, Oklahoma
  • Zach Sinor, Oklahoma State
  • Satchel Ziffer, Old Dominion
  • Will Gleeson, Ole Miss
  • Nick Porebski, Oregon State
  • Ryan Winslow, Pittsburgh
  • James Farrimond, Rice
  • Joey Roth, Rutgers
  • Tanner Blain, San Diego State
  • Michael Carrizosa, San Jose State
  • Sean Kelly, South Carolina
  • Mattias Ciabatti, South Florida
  • Kris Albarado, Southern California
  • Tyler Sarrazin, Southern Miss
  • Alex Robinson, Stanford
  • Riley Dixon, Syracuse
  • Trevor Daniel, Tennessee
  • Drew Kaser, Texas A&M
  • Lumi Kaba, Texas State
  • Taylor Symmank, Texas Tech
  • Dalton Parks, Tulsa
  • Caleb Houston, UCF
  • Logan Yunker, UNLV
  • Tom Hackett, Utah
  • Alan Luna, UTEP
  • Nicholas Conte, Virginia
  • A.J. Hughes, Virginia Tech
  • Alex Kinal, Wake Forest
  • Korey Durkee, Washington
  • Nick O’Toole, West Virginia
  • J. Schroeder, Western Michigan
  • Jake Collins, WKU
  • Ethan Wood, Wyoming
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