Colorado Buffaloes punter Alex Kinney was named to the 2018 Ray Guy Award preseason watch list that perceives the country’s best punter, per a declaration by the Augusta Sports Council.
The winner will be announced live during The Home Depot College Football Awards airing on ESPN on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
The Fort Collins, Colo. local was one of 27 punters to make the rundown, and one of four to speak to the Pac-12 Conference. Kinney is falling off a season in which he set a CU record for most punts brought down inside the 20-yard line with 28. He likewise has a gross of 43.8 yards for every punt with a net punting normal of 41.7 yards; that was useful for 26th in the country. He was named to Athlon Sports and Phil Steele’s preseason All-Pac-12 third groups, separately. There have been two finalist for the Ray Guy Awards in Colorado’s history — Mark Mariscal won the honor in 2002 and John Torp was sprinter up in 2005.
The Awards Augusta Sports Council made the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to respect Thomson, Georgia local and College and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Guy. Among the insights used to recognize the victor is net punting normal, number of times punt is brought down or kicked too far out inside the rivals 20-yard line, add up to yardage punted, normal returned yardage and level of punts not came back with specific accentuation put on net punting normal. The champ must show group administration, self-control and positively affect the group’s prosperity. Kinney, a commander on the Buffs, ought to be as impactful for the Buffs on the field as he is off it.
The champ will be reported live amid The Home Depot College Football Awards airing on ESPN on Thursday, December 6, 2018.