Alabama Football’s JK Scott Named to Ray Guy Award Watch List
Alabama senior punter JK Scott has been named to the 2017 Ray Guy Award Watch List announced today by the Augusta Sports Council.
Scott is among 29 punters from around the country named to the preseason list. He was a finalist for the award as a freshman in 2014.
One of the nation’s top punters, Scott has been a model of consistency since stepping foot on campus. He has played a pivotal role in flipping the field for the Crimson Tide across his first three seasons in Alabama. The Denver, Colo., native averaged 47.2 yards per punt to rank third in the nation and second in the Southeastern Conference in 2016. He registered 25 punts of 50-plus yards while 39.0 percent of his punts went beyond 50 yards during his junior campaign He finished second nationally in 60-yard punts with seven.
The Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to honor 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 placed on net punting average. The 2017 winner will be announced at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show in December.