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Oct. 7, 2002

South Carolina punter Tyeler Dean has been added to the Watch List for the Ray Guy Award. The Ray Guy Award is presented annually to the nation’s outstanding punter by the Greater Augusta Sports Council.

Dean is averaging 44.2 yards per punt, good for fourth in the SEC. Last season he averaged 42.7 per punt and hit a career-best 70-yard punt in the 2002 Outback Bowl win against Ohio State (an bowl record).

The native of Barnwell, S.C. is a senior and a former walk-on who will graduate in December with a degree in Retailing.

The award will be presented in December, 2002 in Augusta, Ga.

For further information on Dean see below: ** Dean is averaging 44.2 yards per punt, fourth in the SEC.

** Two-year starter … Averaged 42.7 yards per punt in 2001 … Had a career-long 70-yard punt in the Outback Bowl, which was also a bowl record.

** Very active in the community as a member of Team Gamecocks … Athletes Who Care.

** Member of the 2001 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Dean’s Game by Game in 2002: ** Not called on to punt in the season opener against New Mexico State.

** Launched two punts at Virginia for a 48.5 average. Long punt of the night was a 53-yarder.

**Five punts for a 42.0 average in the game against Georgia, including a 56-yarder.

** Boomed four punts in the Temple game for a 51.3 average, with a 59-yarder in the first half.

** Two punts for a 39-yard average at Vanderbilt. Long of the night was a 40-yarder.

** Four punts for an average of 40.5 yards against MSU. Long of the night was a 49-yarder and lobbed two inside the 20.

CAREER STATISTICS PUNTING Year No. Yds. Avg. LP 1999 9 345 38.3 48 2000 53 2087 39.4 56 2001 47 1993 42.4 70 2002 17 752 44.2 59 Tls 126 5177 41.1 70