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Alabama’s sophomore punter JK Scott was the lone consistent factor on special teams last season. Scott, a native of Denver, Colo., led the nation in punting as a freshman, averaging 48.0 yards per boot. He pinned opponents’ inside the 20-yard line on 31 of 55 punts.

The 6-foot-5, 195-pound Scott earned first-team All-American honors from Sporting News, USA Today and ESPN for his performance in 2014. He collected freshman All-American honors from Sporting News and Football Writers of America Association.

Scott was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award (nation’s best punter) last season, and according to College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread, he’s been named to the watch list for 2015.

Scott becomes the sixth Crimson Tide player named to an award list this offseason, joining Derrick Henry, Reggie Ragland, A’Shawn Robinson, O.J. Howard and Ryan Kelly.

The winner of the Ray Guy Award will be announced on Dec. 10, 2015.

Alabama players on award watch list

  • Derrick Henry- Maxwell Award
  • Reggie Ragland, A’Shawn RobinsonChuck Bednarik Award
  • O.J. Howard- Mackey Award
  • Ryan Kelly- Remington Trophy
  • JK Scott- Ray Guy Award


Stephen M. Smith is a staff writer and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine, Pick Six Previews and SB Nation. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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