For a second straight season, Texas Longhorns punter Michael Dickson was named as a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, which is given to the nation’s best punter.
Utah’s Mitch Wishnowsky and Alabama’s JK Scott are the two other finalists to win the ward, which will be presented on December 7 in Atlanta at The Home Depot College Football Awards ceremony.
This season, Dickson leads the nation with a punting average of more than 48 yards per attempt, and also sits on the top spot nationally by averaging 44.2 net yards per punt.
The former Australian rules football player boasts arguably the strongest leg among all punters in college football — 29 of his 64 punts have gone more than 50 yards, with 11 of them traveling more than 60 yards. He’s also extremely accurate, as 25 of his punts have landed inside the 20-yard line.
After earning recognition as the Ray Guy Award’s National Punter of the Week on two separate occasions, Dickson seems like the favorite to win the award this season. He’s also earned consistent praise from opposing coaches, who seem eager for him to declare early the NFL Draft.