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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