Watch list season keeps clicking along, with a pair of ACC punters named to the Ray Guy Award watch list on Wednesday morning.
NC State’s AJ Cole III and North Carolina’s Tom Sheldon are the two representatives of the conference on the watch list for the award given to the country’s top punter each season.
Cole III punted 51 times for an average of 41.3 yards in 2016. Sheldon averaged 42.7 yards per punt on 50 punts.
The number of eligible candidates will grow when the award opens nominations in September, while the complete list of candidates will be released on Oct. 31.
The Ray Guy Award committee will name ten semifinalists in November, announcing them on Nov. 16. A group of media members, sports information directors and previous award winners will vote for the finalists, which will be announced on Nov. 21.
The winner will be announced during the College Football Awards Show on ESPN on Dec. 7.
You can see the full watch list here.