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Jordan Stout Named Ray Guy Award Semifinalist

Penn State punter and placekicker Jordan Stout was named to the list of the semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award, as announced by the Augusta Sports Council on Wednesday.

The Ray Guy Award is annually presented to college football’s most proficient punter. Stout was selected to the group of ten semifinalists after making it out of the pool of 83 previously nominated punters.

The former transfer from Virginia Tech has punted 47 times already this season, with a net average of 46.7 yards which is tenth-best in the nation. Just over 43% of Stout’s punts landed inside the 20-yard line, and his longest punt of the season slotted in at 76 yards.

Securing the Ray Guy Award would only add to the hardware collected by Stout over his Penn State career. Earlier this season, the Nittany Lions’ senior punter earned the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week twice; once in week one, and once again in week five.

By far the most represented conference, Stout was one of five Big Ten punters on the list of semifinalists. The other honorees included Blake Hayes (Illinois), Adam Korsak (Rutgers), Brad Robbins (Michigan), and Tory Taylor (Iowa).

Introduced in 2000, the Ray Guy Award has never been bestowed upon a Penn State punter. If he were named to the list of finalists, Stout would become the second Nittany Lion to ever make it that far in the award process, joining Jeremy Kapinos in 2006.

A fan portion of the award’s finalist voting process is available here. The award’s three finalists will be announced on Tuesday, November 23.

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