By Stephen K. Lee
Tennessee redshirt sophomore punter Trevor Daniel has been named one of 79 candidates for the 2015 Ray Guy Award, which identifies the nation’s top collegiate punter.
Daniel is enjoying a standout 2015 season. His punting average of 47.1 yards per punt ranks fourth in the nation and second in the SEC. Daniel has also pinned opponents inside their own 20-yard line 13 times and he has 15 punts of 50 or more yards.
Among the 79 candidates is the 2014 Ray Guy Award winner Tom Hackett, Utah and the two other 2014 finalists, JK Scott, Alabama and Austin Rehkow, Idaho. Candidates were nominated for the award by their school’s sports information department.
The list will be narrowed to ten semifinalists, who be announced on November 13. Following the semifinalists 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 November 23. The voting body will then cast ballots to select the winner.
The presentation of the Ray Guy Award will be featured live on ESPN during The Home Depot College Football Awards, Thursday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.