Tim Reyer Named to Ray Guy Award Watch List

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State junior Tim Reyer is one of 31 punters, including five from the Big 12 Conference, to be named to the 2006 Ray Guy Award Watch List, the Greater Augusta Sports Council announced.


Reyer, a native of Wamego, Kan., is averaging just under 40 yards on five kicks through two games and has yet to have one of his punts returned this season. As a sophomore, Reyer averaged 40.3 yards on 65 punts in 2005 with 18 of those being killed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.


An honorable mention All-Big 12 selection as a freshman, Reyer averaged 42.4 yards on 36 punts, which ranked second nationally among all freshman punters. The former walk-on boomed 10 punts over 50 yards, which included four of over 60 yards.


The Ray Guy award is presented to the nation’s best collegiate punter as determined by a national selection committee made up of sports writers, college football coaches, sports information directors, former punters and members designated by the Greater Augusta Sports Council. Among the statistics used to identify the Ray Guy Award winner are total yardage punted, number of times a punt is downed or kicked out of bounds inside the opponents 20-yard line, net average, average returned yardage, and percentage of punts not returned. It is also of importance for the award winner to display team leadership, self-discipline, and to have a positive impact on the team’s success.


Reyer is the fourth Wildcat to be named to preseason watch lists for awards as junior wide receiver Jordy Nelson is a candidate for the Biletnikoff Award, senior linebacker Brandon Archer was named to the Butkus and Nagurski Awards watch lists, and senior offensive lineman Greg Wafford is up for both the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy.


Kansas State (2-0) hosts Marshall (1-1) this Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11:40 a.m. and will be televised by Fox Sports Net.