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Tulsa's Lipscomb Named to Ray Guy Award Watch List

Lipscomb had 2,482 yards punting in the 1999 season.
Lipscomb had 2,482 yards punting in the 1999 season.
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Aug. 30, 2000

University of Tulsa junior punter Casey Lipscomb was selected as one of thirty-two punters, including representatives from every Division I-A conference, to comprise the first Ray Guy Award watch list as announced by the Greater Augusta Sports Council. These punters have been named to the Ray Guy Award watch list as possible candidates for the award.

Lipscomb, from Miami, Oklahoma, has a two-year career average of 39.9. As a sophomore last year, Lipsomb averaged 40.7 yards a punt and had a long of 63 yards. He punted 12 times inside the 20-yard line.

The Ray Guy Award will be awarded to the Nation,s best punter as determined by a committee made up of sports writers, college football coaches, former punters and members designated by the Greater Augusta Sports Council. The winner will display leadership, self-discipline, and have a significant positive impact on the team,s success. Players are eligible to join the watch list throughout the season.

The National Selection Committee will choose the ten semi-finalists who will be announced by November 8, 2000. That same national body will then vote for the three finalists who will be announced November 30, 2000.

The Ray Guy Award in its first year has become one of the most talked about awards in college football, finally recognizing the remaining major position on the football field that can single-handedly altar the outcome of a game. The award is named after the greatest punter of all time, Ray Guy who attended the University of Southern Mississippi and then was drafted in the first round by the Oakland Raiders. Ray Guy was an integral part of the Raider's successful years between 1973-1986.

The Greater Augusta Sports Council will present the Ray Guy Award in December at a combined awards dinner with the Greater Augusta Medal For Excellence in Sports Awards for high school students in the Augusta metro area.