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Texas Tech’s Austin McNamara on Ray Guy Award Watch List

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Texas Tech punter Austin McNamara is among five Big 12 players selected to the 2021 Ray Guy Award Watch List, which was released on Wednesday.

McNamara was the All-Big 12 First Team punter in 2020, as he punted 41 times, averaging 46.3 yards per attempt. He had 12 punts that went at least 50 yards and had 11 that were downed inside the 20, with at least one punt downed inside the 20 in all nine of Tech’s games.

The Guy Award is given each year to the nation’s best punter.


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The other four Big 12 punters selected to the watch list are Issac Power of Baylor, Jordy Sandy of TCU, Ryan Bujcevski of Texas and Tom Hutton of Oklahoma State.

There are three more college football award watch lists to release this week. The Hornung and Wuerrfel Awards are released on Thursday, while the Walter Camp Award is released on Friday.

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2021 Guy Award Watch List

(Big 12 Players in Bold)  

Adam Korsak Rutgers

Anthony Beck II Georgia Southern

Austin McNamara Texas Tech

Bailey Flint Toledo

Ben Griffiths USC

Ben Kiernan North Carolina

Blake Hayes Illinois

Brad Robbins Michigan

Charles Ouverson Coastal Carolina

Daniel Davies Navy

Issac Power Baylor

Ivan Mora Wake Forest

Jack Brooks South Alabama

Jake Camarda Georgia

Jake Julien Eastern Michigan

Jay Bramblett Notre Dame

John Haggerty Western Kentucky

Jonn Young East Carolina

Jordy Sandy, TCU

Kai Kroeger South Carolina

Kirk Christodoulou Pitt

Kyle Greenwell UAB

Kyle Ulbrich Middle Tennessee

Lachlan Wilson Tulsa

Lou Hedley Miami

Lucas Dean UTSA

Luke Elzinga Central Michigan

Mac Brown Ole Miss

Matt Ference NIU

Matt Naranjo Bowling Green

Matthew Hayball Florida Atlantic

Michael Turk Arizona State

Nick Mihalic Western Michigan

Nik Constantinou Texas A&M

Paxton Brooks Tennessee

Porter Wilson Duke

Rhys Byrns Lousiana

Ryan Bujcevski Texas

Ryan Hanson Arkansas State

Ryan Sanborn Stanford

Ryan Stonehouse Colorado State

Ryan Wright Tulane

Tom Hutton Oklahoma State

Tommy Heatherly FIU

Tory Taylor Iowa

Trenton Gill NC State

Tucker Day Mississippi State

Will Spiers Clemson

Xavier Subotsch App State

Zach Harding Army


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