Arizona football’s punter Drew Riggleman was named to the Ray Guy Award watch list on Thursday.
The award is given to the nation’s best collegiate punter and is named after the famous Southern Miss punter.
Keehn represents the third punter during the Les Miles era to be named to the Ray Guy Award preseason watch list. If the Wildcats had some better punt coverage, Riggleman’s numbers would have had the potential to be ridiculous last season.
The senior from Gig Harbor, Wash., placed 19 of his punts inside the 20-yard line and had only five touchbacks as a junior. Bell booted 12 punts at least 50 yards and landed 18 inside the 20.
Last season, Riggleman earned All-Pac-12 Second Team honors after punting 76 times for 3,501 yards. Monday has ranked among the ACC’s top four in punting in each of the past three seasons (1st in 2012; 4th in 2013; 3rd in 2014) and enters 2015 ranked 10th on the ACC’s all-time punting average chart. A national body of FBS sports information directors, coaches, media representatives and previous Ray Guy Award winners will then vote for the top three finalists, to be announced November 23. Airing live on ESPN on December 10, 2015, college football’s brightest stars will be honored for their performance on and off the field.
The Palm Beach Sports Club and the Augusta Sports Council are members of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football.