Oct. 25, 2013
Minnesota sophomore punter Peter Mortell has been nominated for the 2013 Ray Guy Award, which honors the nation's top punter. The Augusta Sports Council announced the award watch list Friday morning.
Mortell, who saw action only as a holder for two fake field goals in 2012, has stood out in his first season as the Gophers' punter. His average of 43.6 yards per punt ranks second in the Big Ten and 21st in the nation.
Mortell has punted 31 times and has connected on eight punts of 50 yards or better, including a career-long 58-yarder against Iowa. Four of his punts have been touchbacks, while six have been fair caught and nine have been placed inside the 20-yard line.
The 85-man watch list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists on Nov. 8 and three finalists on Nov. 25. The winner will be announced on Dec. 12 on ESPN.
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