2016’s Ray Guy Award recipient Mitch Wishnowsky highlights the 2017 Ray Guy Award watch list, which includes five Pac-12 punters in all.
Between Wishnowsky and Tom Hackett, a Utah punter has received the accolade for top punter in the country for three seasons in a row.
Stanford’s Jake Bailey, Cal’s Steven Coutts, Oregon State’s Nick Porebski and USC’s Chris Tilbey joins Wishnowsky on the watch list.
Utah’s junior punter, who hails from Australia, led the nation last season in yards per punt (48.6) and punts of 50+ yards (26). As a freshman, Wishnowsky showed off his punting prowess at Santa Barbara community college before transferring to the Utes.
Below are all the punters who were selected onto the 2017 Ray Guy watch list.
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The Ray Guy Award committee will announce ten semifinalists on November 16. Three finalists will be selected on November 21, and the winner of the award will be announced on December 7.