Augusta, GA (September 11, 2017) – The Augusta Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award are proud to announce Tom Sheldon of the University of North Carolina as the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week for Week 2 games. Sheldon punted 4 times for 214 yards. He averaged 53.5 yards per punt with 3 punts marked inside Louisville’s 20-yard line. Sheldon’s net average from the game was 51.5 yards. His longest punt was a 66-yard punt and 3 of his punts were not returned.
Ray Guy Award Timeline
Monday, October 30 – Nomination Forms Due
Tuesday, October 31 – Final Candidate List announced
Thursday, November 16 – Semifinalists Announced
Tuesday, November 21 – Three Finalists Announced
Thursday, December 7 – The Home Depot College Football Awards Show (Atlanta, GA)
January 2018 – All-Area Football Banquet (Augusta, GA)
About the Ray Guy Award
The Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to honor Thomson, Georgia native and College and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Guy. Among the statistics used to identify the winner is net punting average, number of times punt is downed or kicked out of bounds inside the opponents 20-yard line, total yardage punted, average returned yardage and percentage of punts not returned with particular emphasis placed on net punting average. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline and have a positive impact on the team’s success.