Augusta Sports Council Announces 2020 Ray Guy Award Finalists

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Published: Dec. 22, 2020 at 7:54 PM EST
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Augusta, GA (December 22, 2020) - The Augusta Sports Council is pleased to announce the 3 finalists for the 2020 Ray Guy Award. The finalists were chosen from a field of 10 semifinalists by the Ray Guy Award national voting body which consists of FBS sports information directors, sports writers and previous Ray Guy Award winners.Voters now have the chance to vote again to determine the winner who will be announced live on Thursday, January 7th at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show broadcast on ESPN. The Ray Guy Award will provide one additional vote as determined by football fans for the Ray Guy Award winner. The Fan Vote is located on the Ray Guy Award website and is equivalent to one national selection committee member’s vote. The vote was included for the selection of the finalists as well.

2020 Ray Guy Award Finalists

  • Jake Camarda, University of Georgia
  • Pressley Harvin, Georgia Tech
  • Lou Hedley, University of Miami

Ray’s 4 InformationRay Guy Award Watch List nominees are eligible to be included in Ray’s 4* (a top 4 list compiled from the weekend’s games). Ray’s 4 will be announced every Monday at 1 p.m. ET following games and will be recognized through Week 11 games. Anyone listed on Ray’s 4 will be eligible to be that week’s Punter of the Week. *For the 2020-21 season, Ray’s 4 (in honor of Ray Guy’s collegiate jersey number, 44) will temporarily replace Ray’s 8, as the number of teams participating and therefore games taking place will be lower than previous seasons. Adjustments may be made as needed.Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week InformationAs part of the Ray Guy Award Program, punters listed on Ray’s 4 are eligible to be chosen as the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week that week. This announcement will now be made on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. ET. The Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week will be recognized every week through Week 11 games.

Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week Criteria I. The Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week shall be presented to the best NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) punter in college football for a specific week of play as determined by the Ray Guy Award Committee, designated by the Augusta Sports Council. The last weekly award of the season will be announced the week of November 11th*.II. The winner must display leadership, self discipline and have a significant, positive impact on his team’s success. Character and educational excellence shall be considered as factors in determining the winner.III. The winner must be a current nominee of the 2020 Ray Guy Award Watch List. Once your nomination is received, the player will be immediately eligible for Ray’s 8 and the Punter of the Week. IV. The statistics used for the Ray Guy Award (provided above) will be reviewed each week in determining Ray’s 8 and the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week. The statistics will be used as a basis for voting, however other statistical variables not listed may be considered.NOTE: Players awarded the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week are not guaranteed as semifinalists for the award.*Dates subject to change

Ray Guy Award Timeline

July 22 - Pre-season watch list announced

July 23 - Nomination period begins

November 9 - Nomination forms due November 10 - Final candidate list announced

December 7 - Semifinalist list announced 

December 7 - December 20 - Online voting to select finalists

December 21 - Three finalists announced 

December 21 - January 1 - Online voting to select winner 

January 7, 2021 - Home Depot College FB Awards Show

January 2021 - Banquet (Augusta)

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