Cowboy Spotlight: Zach Sinor

Austyn Iven visited with Oklahoma State sophomore Zach Sinor, a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, and got an unexpected answer when she asked what position he played prior to concentrating on punting.

Oklahoma State has had its share of outstanding specialists in Mike Gundy's 12 years as head coach – punter Matt Fodge won the 2008 Ray Guy Award, kicker Dan Bailey was winner of the 2010 Lou Groza Award, and Quinn Sharp excelled as both kicking and punting.

Current Cowboys punter Zach Sinor is making a case through the first 10 games of the season that his name should be mentioned when talking about outstanding OSU specialists.

Heading into Saturday's game at TCU, the third-year sophomore from Castroville, Texas is averaging 43.0 yards per punt. He leads all FBS punters with 60.5 percent of his punts being downed inside the opponent 20-yard line (26 of his 43 punts this season have pinned OSU opponents inside the 20). Thanks to Sinor's accuracy, OSU leads all FBS schools in average starting field position for opponent drives, and the Cowboys rank among the national leaders by allowing only 2.23 yards per punt return.

Also, among FBS punters who have a minimum of 24 punts downed inside the opponent 20-yard line this season, Sinor leads the nation in fewest punts resulting in a touchback with one.

Austyn Iven had the chance to visit with Sinor for this week's Cowboy Spotlight.


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