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UA’s JK Scott announced for Ray Guy Award

Alabama punter JK Scott attempting a kick against Tennessee in warm-ups Tide's 49-10 victory: Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

TUSCALOOSA—While he prepares to help Alabama win its sixth straight meeting against Louisiana State University, JK Scott was named a candidate for a national award Monday morning.

The Augusta Sports Council announced Scott as one of 66 candidates for the Ray Guy Award—presented annually to the nation’s top punter at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards.

Scott, a junior, has been consistent all season for the Crimson Tide.

He’s totaled 1,330 yards on 28 punts, dropping 10 inside the opponents’ 20 yard-line (35.7 percent). The 6-foot-6, 202-pound specialist is averaging 47.5 yards per boot, with his longest attempt traveling 63 yards.

Scott was one of 28 candidates named to the preseason watch list back in July.

Ten semifinalists will be chosen for the award on Friday, Nov. 11 and on Nov. 22, a national body of Football Bowl Subdivision Information Directors, coaches, media personnel and previous Ray Guy Award winners will select three finalists. The winner will be announced on Dec. 8, at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show in Atlanta.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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