Barrow Announced as 2011 Ray Guy Award Candidate

6 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, October 31 2011 Oct 31, 2011 Monday, October 31, 2011 5:35:00 PM CDT October 31, 2011 in Tiger Talk

AUGUSTA, GA - The Augusta Sports Council has announced the nominees for the 2011 Ray Guy Award, which identifies the nation's top collegiate punter. Among the 54 candidates are 2009 winner and 2010 finalist, Drew Butler of Georgia, along with current Mizzou punter Trey Barrow. Candidates were nominated for the award by their school's sports information department.

The list will be narrowed to ten semi-finalists to be announced on November 11. Following the semi-finalists 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 21. The voting body will then cast ballots to select the winner.

The presentation of the Ray Guy Award will be featured on The Home Depot College Football Awards live on Thursday, December 8 at 9:00 pm ET on ESPN. The show, hosted by ESPN's Chris Fowler, Lee Corson, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard will feature live presentation of nine player awards, along with the recipients of Disney's Spirit Award, The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award, the NCFAA (National College Football Awards Association) Contributions to College Football Award, and student-athletes selected to the Walter Camp All-America Team. Fans can visit the show's dedicated web site at www.espncollegefootballawards.com to find the latest college football awards news, including show details, previous winners, fan voting, a photo gallery and video highlights.

2011 Ray Guy Award Candidates

  • Bryan Anger - California
  • Ben Armer - Western Michigan
  • Will Atterberry - North Texas
  • TREY BARROW - Missouri
  • Tyler Bennett - Utah State
  • Peter Boehme - Southern Mississippi
  • Dylan Breeding - Arkansas
  • Ben Buchanan - Ohio State
  • Drew Butler - Georgia
  • Ian Campbell - UTEP
  • Tyler Campbell - Ole Miss
  • Steven Clark - Auburn
  • Bobby Cowan - Idaho
  • Ryan Doerr - Kansas State
  • Ron Doherty - Kansas
  • Kyle Dugandzic - Arizona
  • Anthony Fera - Penn State
  • Will Goggans - Troy
  • Mickey Groody - Florida Atlantic
  • Eric Guthrie - Iowa
  • Johnny Hekker - Oregon State
  • Tom Hornsey - Memphis
  • Jimmy Howell - Virginia
  • Josh Hubner - Arizona State
  • Jay Karutz - Eastern Michigan
  • Anson Kelton - TCU
  • Alex King - Duke
  • Pete Kontodiakos - Colorado State
  • Scott Kovanda - Ball State
  • Chase Lansford - UNLV
  • Richie Leone - Houston
  • Jeff Locke - UCLA
  • Brett Maher - Nebraska
  • Kyle Martens - Rice
  • Austin McCoy - Wyoming
  • Brandon McManus - Temple
  • Kyle Negrete - USC
  • Brad Nortman - Wisconsin
  • Pat O'Donnell - Cincinnati
  • Shawn Powell - Florida State
  • Ryan Quigley - Boston College
  • Jackson Rice - Oregon
  • Matt Rinehart - Kent State
  • Brian Schmiedebusch - Bowling Green
  • Quinn Sharp - Oklahoma State
  • Brian Stahovich - San Diego State
  • Riley Stephenson - BYU
  • Ryan Tydlacka - Kentucky
  • Kirby Van Der Kamp - Iowa State
  • Cole Wagner - Connecticut
  • Cody Webster - Purdue
  • Kase Whitehead - Marshall
  • Brad Wing - LSU
  • Dawson Zimmerman - Clemson
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