Alabama punter JK Scott is among 10 players around the country chosen as a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, it was announced on Thursday. The Ray Guy Award is given annually to the best punter in college football.
Scott, a senior, is averaging 42.6 yards per punt. He has 11 kicks of 50+ yards on 36 total punts this season. He’s dropped 20 punts inside the 20 this year.
Only four punts have been returned against Alabama this season for a total of five yards. That five-yard total includes a three-yard safety on a blocked punt against Texas A&M.
He was named the Ray Guy Player of the Week for his performance against LSU, when he had eight punts for a 51.6-yard average and dropped six of his punts inside the 20 yard line. He was also named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance that game.
Scott was previously a finalist for the Ray Guy Award as a freshman in 2014. Alabama has never had a Ray Guy Award winner since it was first given in 2000.
You can see the full list of candidates here. Fans can vote for a winner here; the cumulative fan vote will be equal to one vote from a committee member.
Three finalists will be announced next week, and the winner will be announced during the ESPN College Football Awards show in Atlanta on Dec. 7.