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Jeremy Davis Named to 2007 Ray Guy Award Watch List

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Jeremy Davis Named to 2007 Ray Guy Award Watch List

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Junior Jeremy Davis has been named to the 2007 Ray Guy Award Watch List it was announced by The Greater Augusta Sports Council on Tuesday. Davis is one of 40 pre-season candidates for the award given to the nation’s top punter.

Davis ranks second in the Southeastern Conference and 23rd in the nation with a punting average of 43.9 yards per kick this season. Last Saturday, he punted seven times for 313 yards including a long of 54 yards. He posted a career-best average of 44.7 yards per punt against the Crimson Tide.

The Ray Guy Award is determined by a national selection committee made up of sports writers, college football coaches, sports information directors, past Ray Guy Award winners, and members designated by the Greater Augusta Sports Council. Among the statistics used to identify the Ray Guy Award winner are total yardage punted, number of times a punt is downed or kicked out of bounds inside the opponents 20-yard line, net average, average returned yardage, and percentage of punts not returned. It is also of importance for the award winner to display team leadership, self-discipline, and to have a positive impact on the team’s success.

The Ray Guy Award watch-list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists, to be announced in early-November. The national voting body will then vote for the top three finalists who will be announced at the end of November. The award will be presented live on ESPN Dec. 6, 2007 during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show.

2007 Ray Guy Award Watch List

Jared Armstrong, Purdue, Senior

Johnny Ayers, Boston College, Senior

Britt Barefoot, Southern Miss, Junior

Justin Brantly, Texas A & M, Junior

Durant Brooks, Georgia Tech, Senior, 2006 top-3 finalist

Dave Brytus, Pittsburgh, Junior

Britton Colquitt, Tennessee, Junior

Jeremy Davis, Arkansas, Junior

Ken Debauche, Wisconsin, Senior

Matt DiLallo, Colorado, Sophomore

Matt Fodge, Oklahoma State, Junior

Michael Hughes, San Diego State, Senior

Leon Jackson III, Utah State, Senior

Jonathan Johnson, Arizona State, Senior

Zach Johnson, Eastern Michigan, Sophomore, 2006 top-10 finalist

Jared Kaufman, New Mexico State, Senior

Jimmie Kaylor, Colorado State, Senior

Chris Keagle, Louisiana Tech, Junior

Brett Kern, Toledo, Senior

Jim Laney, Western Michigan, Senior

Andrew Larson, California, Senior

Zoltan Mesko, Michigan, Sophomore

Chris Miller, Ball State, Junior

Thomas Morstead, SMU, Junior

Brian Pacheco, UNLV, Senior

Aaron Perez, UCLA, Junior

Keegan Peterson, Florida Atlantic, Sophomore

Kyle Petersen, UTEP, Freshman

Waylon Prather, San Jose State, Senior

Geoff Price, Notre Dame, Senior, 2006 top-10 finalist

Tim Reyer, Kansas State, Senior

Louie Sakoda, Utah , Junior, 2006 top-10 finalist

Truman Spencer, North Texas, Junior

Ryan Succop, South Carolina, Junior

Brent Sutherland, Memphis, Junior

Sam Swank, Wake Forest, Junior, 2006 top-10 finalist

Dan Titchener, Nebraska, Junior

Owen Tolson, Army, Senior

AJ Trapasso, Ohio State, Junior

Greg Woidneck, Southern Cal, Junior

Ben Woods, Buffalo, Senior



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