Oct. 25, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s junior punter Alec Vozenilek has been named to the 2013 Ray Guy Award candidate list, announced by the Augusta Sports Council. Vozenilek is one of 85 candidates named to the list for the award that identifies the nation’s top punter.
Vozenilek (Richmond, Va.) was named the Ray Guy Award National Punter of the Week on Oct. 1 for his performance at Pitt, where the junior averaged 46.6 yards per punt with a net average of 44.2 yards per punt. Vozenilek's longest punt was 77 yards, which is tied for both the fourth longest in the nation this year and in UVa history. For the season, Vozenilek is averaging 41.6 yards per punt and has booted 14 kicks inside the 20-yard line. 17 punts have resulted in a fair catch and nine kicks have gone for 50 yards or more.
The list will be narrowed to ten semifinalists to be announced on Nov. 8. Following the semifinal announcement, a national body of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sports information directors, coaches, media representatives and previous Ray Guy Award winners will vote for the top three finalists, who will be identified on Nov. 25. The voting body will then cast ballots to select the winner.
Vozenilek is one of 10 representatives from the ACC. Boston College (Nate Freese), Duke (Will Monday), Florida State (Cason Beatty), Georgia Tech (Sean Poole), Maryland (Nathan Renfro), Miami (Pat O’Donnell), North Carolina (Thomas Hibbard), Pitt (Matt Yoklic), Syracuse (Riley Dixon) and Virginia Tech (A.J. Hughes) all placed a candidate on the list.
The presentation of the Ray Guy Award will be featured on The Home Depot College Football Awards live on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The show, hosted by ESPN’s Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard will feature live presentation of nine player awards, along with the recipients of Disney’s Spirit Award, The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award, the NCFAA (National College Football Awards Association) Contributions to College Football Award and student-athletes selected to the Walter Camp All-America Team.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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