Tigers' Jackson on Ray Guy List

LSU punter Chris Jackson has been named to the watch list for the Ray Guy Award, the Greater Augusta (Ga.) Sports Council announced on Wednesday. The Ray Guy Award is presented annually to the top punter in college football.

Jackson, a senior from New Orleans, ranks as one of the top punters in school history with a career average of 40.8 yards on 111 punts. Through two games this season, Jackson is averaging 41.0 yards on two punts.


Last year, Jackson ranked among the conference leaders with a 41.5 average. He led the league in punts downed inside the 20-yard line with 26, which represented 44 percent of his kicks.


The Ray Guy Award watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in early-November. The national voting body will then vote for the top three finalists who will be announced at the end of November. The winner will be announced live on ESPN during the Home Depot College Football Awards show, which will take place in Orlando, Florida on December 7, 2006


2006 Ray Guy Award Watch List


Player                                        Class                     School


Jared Armstrong                    Junior                    Purdue


Tyson Beattie                          Senior                   Indiana


Chris Beckman                       Senior                   Tulane


Kody Bliss                               Senior                   Auburn


Justin Brantly                         Sophomore         Texas A&M


Brendan Carney                    Senior                   Syracuse


Ken DeBauche                        Junior                   Wisconsin


John Deraney                          Senior                   NC State


Ryan Dougherty                    Senior                   East Carolina


Gordon Ely-Kelso                  Senior                   Georgia


Andy Fenstermaker              Senior                   Iowa


Brandon Fields                      Senior                   Michigan State


Nick Folk                                 Senior                   Arizona


Michael Gibson                     Senior                   Memphis


Adam Graessle                      Senior                   Pittsburgh


Michael Hughes                    Junior                   San Diego State


Chris Jackson                         Senior                  LSU


Jimmie Kaylor                         Junior                   Colorado State


Jim Laney                                 Junior                   Western Michigan


Chris Miller                             Junior                   Ball State


Brian Monroe                         Senior                   Miami (Florida)


Thomas Morstead                 Sophomore         SMU


Adam Podlesh                       Senior                   Maryland


Tim Reyer                                Junior                   Kansas Sate


Alex Reyes                               Senior                   Texas Tech


Daniel Sepulveda                  Senior                   Baylor


Nic Schmitt                             Senior                   VA Tech


Jacob Skinner                          Senior                   Arkansas


Kyle Stringer                           Senior                   Boise State


Kyle Tucker                             Junior                   Kansas


Eric Wilbur                              Senior                   Florida


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