Nov. 4, 2013
The Augusta Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award has announced that Purdue's Cody Webster has been named the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week.
Webster had eight punts with 396 yards, averaging 49.5 yards per punt, this weekend against Ohio State . He had three marked inside the 20-yard line and no touchbacks. His longest punt was a season-high-tying 73 yards and had a net average of 44.9 yards. Webster is currently 10th nationally and first in the Big Ten in punting average and the Boilermaker punt unit is first in the FBS in net punting.
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.
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. Learn more about the Ray Guy Award at www.RayGuyAward.com.
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. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about our story