Kroeger Named to “Ray’s 8” List for the Fourth Time This Season
University of South Carolina junior punter Kai Kroeger has been named to the “Ray’s 8” list of top punters for week nine following his efforts against Missouri on Saturday, it was announced today by the Augusta Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award.
Kroger, a 6-4, 207-pounder from Lake Forest, Ill., punted six times against Missouri, posting a net average of 44.0 yards per punt. Three of his six punts were downed inside the 20, with a long of 48 yards. The only punt the Tigers returned went for negative-3 yards.
This marks the fourth time in which Kroeger has been named to the “Ray’s 8” list this season. He was selected as the Ray Guy Award national Punter of the Week after the season-opening win over Georgia State, and also was on the “Ray’s 8” list for his efforts against Georgia in week two and again against Texas A&M in week eight.
About the Ray Guy Award
The Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to honor Thompson, Georgia native and College and Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee, Ray Guy. Among the statistics used to identify the winner is net punting average, number of times punt is downed or kicked out of bounds inside the opponents 20-yard line, total yardage punted, average returned yardage and percentage of punts not returned with particular emphasis on net punting average. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline and have a positive impact on the team’s success.