Walsh Named Ray Guy Award Candidate

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State sophomore punter Nick Walsh has been named one of 79 candidates nationally for the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top collegiate punter, the Augusta Sports Council has announced.

Walsh’s candidacy is the fifth in K-State history and the first since Mark Krause in 2013. Tim Reyer was a candidate in 2006 and a semifinalist in 2007, while Ryan Doerr was a candidate in 2011.

A product of Lyndon, Kansas, Walsh holds a 41.6-yard average on 37 punts this season, including eight punts that have landed inside the 20-yard line and six 50-plus yard kicks. He recorded a season-high 47.5-yard average at Oklahoma State a week before booting a career-long 63-yard punt against TCU.
 
Kansas State hosts second-ranked Baylor on Thursday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The game, which will be televised by FS1, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. A limited number of scattered singles remain for the game along with standing-room only tickets. Fans can purchase tickets online at www.k-statesports.com/tickets, by phone at 1-800-221-CATS or by visiting the ticket office inside Bramlage Coliseum.