Moos a candidate for Ray Guy Award
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football junior punter Cole Moos was named one of 66 candidates for the Ray Guy Award given annually to college football’s best punter announced Monday by the Augusta Sports Council.
A native of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Moos has punted 47 times for 1944 yards in his first season as a Jayhawk. Moos has also booted eight punts over 50 yards and has registered 11 of his tries inside the opponents’ 20-yard line.
Moos earned the Big 12 Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week award after KU’s contest at Baylor on Oct. 15. In the game he averaged 50.4 yards-per-punt and registered the fifth-longest punt in school history of 82 yards.
The list of candidates will be narrowed down to 10 semifinalists on Friday, Nov. 11 and the finalists will be revealed on Nov. 22. The winner of the 2016 Ray Guy Award will be announced live on ESPN during The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 8.
The Augusta Sports Council (ASC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to marketing the Augusta area as a destination for amateur sporting events. The ASC enriches the quality and economic well-being for the Augusta metropolitan area by supporting and attracting sporting activities.
The Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to honor Thomson, Georgia native and College/Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee, Ray Guy. The Ray Guy Award winner is determined by a national voting body of sports writers, college coaches, sports information directors and past Ray Guy Award winners. Among the statistics used to identify the winner is net punting average, number of times a punt is downed or kicked out of bounds inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, total yardage punted, average returned yardage and percentage of punts not returned. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline and have a positive impact on the team’s success.
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