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Utah’s Mitch Wishnowsky wins Ray Guy Award over Texas punter Michael Dickson

In a battle of Australian punters, Wishnowsky was the headliner.

NCAA Football: Utah at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns sophomore punter Michael Dickson became the first ever Ray Guy Award finalist in school history, but ultimately, the award for the nation’s top punter was given to fellow Australian sophomore, Utah’s Mitch Wishnowsky.

The third finalist was Ohio State senior Cameron Johnston — also an Australian native.

During his award-winning season, Wishowsky punted 60 times, averaging 48 yards each time out. Dickson punted five more times on the year and compiled more total yards (3,079-to-2,879), but his average was slightly lower at 47.4 yards per punt. Johnston punted 49 times with an average of 46.2.

Though Johnston is graduating, don’t expect this to be the last time Wishnowsky and Dickson go head-to-head for the Ray Guy Award. With each still owning two years of eligibility, it’s quite possible both concludes their college careers with some hardware, if not multiple Ray Guy trophies.