Kroeger Named to “Ray’s 8” for a Sixth Time This Season
University of South Carolina junior punter Kai Kroeger was named to the “Ray’s 8” list of punters eligible for National Punter of the Week honors for his performance in the Gamecocks’ contest at Florida on Saturday, the Augusta Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award announced today.
Kroeger, a 6-4, 207-pounder from Lake Forest, Ill., booted six punts against the Gators for a 45.0-yard average, including a long of 54 yards, with three of his punts downed inside the 20, including two inside the 10. He also had a net average of 45.0 yards, as Florida returned three punts for no yards. Kroeger also completed a 48-yard touchdown pass on a fake punt and is now 5-for-5 in his career passing.
Kroeger is a six-time Ray Guy’s “Ray’s 8” honoree this season and was selected the National Punter of the Week in week one following his efforts in the win over Georgia State.
Kroeger and the Gamecocks (6-4, 3-4 SEC) will host No. 5/5 Tennessee (9-1, 5-1 SEC) this week for a 7 pm SEC Eastern Division showdown at Williams-Brice Stadium. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.