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Oct. 31, 2014


University of South Carolina senior punter Tyler Hull is among the 80 candidates for the 2014 Ray Guy Award, announced today by the Augusta Sports Council.

Hull, a 6-2, 207-pounder from Mount Airy, N.C., is in his third season handling the punting chores for the Gamecocks. He is having his best season to date, punting 24 times for a 42.6-yard average, with eight of his punts inside the 20-yard line and only two touchbacks.

The list will be narrowed to ten semifinalists to be announced on November 14. 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 24. The voting body will then cast ballots to select the winner.

The presentation of the Ray Guy Award will be featured on The Home Depot College Football Awards live on Thursday, December 11 at 7:30 pm ET on ESPN. The show, hosted by ESPN’s Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard will feature live presentation of nine player awards, along with the recipients of Disney’s Spirit Award, The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award, the NCFAA (National College Football Awards Association) Contributions to College Football Award, and student-athletes selected to the Walter Camp All-America Team.