LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Memphis senior Tom Hornsey has been chosen the winner of the Ray Guy Award winner as the nation's best punter.
Hornsey was presented with the award Thursday during the 23rd College Football Awards Show at Disney.
He averaged 45.2 yards on 62 punts this season, setting a career best with a 79-yarder in the season opener against Duke. He also had only 12 touchbacks.
Hornsey was selected over fellow finalists Drew Kaser from Texas A&M and Cody Webster from Purdue.
Ray Guy Award
The Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to honor Thomson, Georgia native and College Football Hall 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.
Augusta Sports Council
The Augusta Sports Council (ASC), a non-profit organization which strengthens the quality of life and economic well-being of the city of Augusta by recruiting, supporting and attracting sporting events. To learn more, visit www.AugustaSportsCouncil.org.
National College Football Awards Association
The Ray Guy Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association’s official website, www.NCFAA.org.
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