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College football awards: JK Scott named as a Ray Guy Award finalist

Punt ‘Bama pu—oh, yeah, he’s actually kinda good.

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The Alabama Crimson Tide have quite a few players up for honors this year. One of them is their punter. J.K. Scott, ‘Bama’s standout senior punter, was named as a finalist for the Ray Guy Award on Monday.

The award, handed out to the nation’s best punter, will either go to Scott, Utah Utes punter Mitch Wishnowsky or Texas Longhorns punter Michael Dickson.

Scott has earned a reputation as one of the country’s best at punting away the football. On the season, he’s averaging 43.1 yards per punt and has racked up 1,638 yards. He’s only punted the ball 38 times this season, which says a lot about Alabama’s offense. But he’s certainly made the most of it with that yards/punt average.

If Scott were to win the award, it would ruin Wishnowsky’s chance at winning it in back-to-back years. It would also stop a streak going among Utah punters. The Utes have claimed the last three, with Wishnowsky getting it last year, and Tom Hackett taking it home to SLC in 2014 and 2015. Scott would become the first SEC punter since Chas Henry to win the award back in 2010 with the Florida Gators.