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Doerr Named Candidate for Ray Guy Award


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Nov. 1, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State junior punter Ryan Doerr is one of 54 candidates nationally for the 2011 Ray Guy Award given to the nation’s top collegiate punter, the Augusta Sports Council has announced.

Doerr is the first Wildcat in the running for the award since Tim Reyer was a semifinalist in 2007 and a preseason candidate in 2006. The Katy, Texas, product is also one of five punters from the Big 12 on the list, joining Trey Barrow (Missouri), Ron Doherty (Kansas), Quinn Sharp (Oklahoma State) and Kirby Van Der Kamp (Iowa State).

This season, Doerr is averaging 39.9 yards on 34 punts, including a 41.2-yard average in five conference games. Nine of his punts this season have landed inside the 20-yard line, while he booted a season best 56-yard punt last week against Oklahoma.

The list of candidates will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists on November 11. A voting panel will selected the top three finalists, who will be identified on November 21.

No. 14 Kansas State will travel to Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday to take on the third-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys. The game will kick off at 7 p.m., and will be televised nationally by ABC.