American Football Database
Ray Guy Award
Ray Guy Award logo
Awarded forCollege Football's top punter
Presented byGreater Augusta Sports Council
CountryUnited States
First awarded2000
Currently held byRyan Allen, Louisiana Tech
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The Ray Guy Award is presented annually to college football's top punter by the Augusta Sports Council. The award is named after punter Ray Guy, a former All-American at Southern Mississippi and an all-pro player for the Oakland Raiders.


Nominees are evaluated on their overall statistics and contribution to the team. Particular emphasis is placed on the following statistics: net average, percentage of total punts inside the 20-yard line, and percentage of punts not returned. The Ray Guy Award winner is determined by a national selection committee of football writers, FBS college coaches, sports information directors, and past Ray Guy Award winners. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline, and have a positive impact on the team’s success.[1]


Year Winner School
2000 Kevin Stemke Wisconsin
2001 Travis Dorsch Purdue
2002 Mark Mariscal Colorado
2003 B.J. Sander Ohio State
2004 Daniel Sepulveda Baylor
2005 Ryan Plackemeier Wake Forest
2006 Daniel Sepulveda Baylor
2007 Durant Brooks Georgia Tech
2008 Matt Fodge Oklahoma State
2009 Drew Butler Georgia
2010 Chas Henry Florida
2011 Ryan Allen† Louisiana Tech
2012 Ryan Allen† Louisiana Tech

† Only player to win the award two years in a row.

Trophies won by school

School Winners
Baylor 2†
Louisiana Tech 2†
Colorado 1
Florida 1
Georgia 1
Georgia Tech 1
Ohio State 1
Oklahoma State 1
Purdue 1
Wake Forest 1
Wisconsin 1

† Both awards won by same player: (Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor), (Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech).


  1. Augusta Sports Council

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