July 9, 2014
Augusta, Ga. -- Wolfpack senior Wil Baumann has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2014 Ray Guy Award, as announced by the Augusta Sports Council today.
Baumann, who has played in all 38 games of his career, and started 37 at punter (he was injured for one game and could not punt) ranks third in NC State history in career punts (206) and career punting yardage (8,144).
The Wilmington native posted the 10th-best punting average in school history last season with a 42.2 yards per punt mark.
The Augusta Sports Council presents the Ray Guy Award, given to the collegiate punter of the year at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN in Orlando, FL.
The Ray Guy Award was created in 2000 to honor Thomson, Georgia native and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Guy. The Ray Guy Award winner is determined by a national voting body of sports writers, college coaches, sports information directors, and past Ray Guy Award winners.
Among the statistics used to identify the winner is net punting average, number of times a 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. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline, and have a positive impact on the team’s success. Learn more about the Ray Guy Award at www.RayGuyAward.com.