UK3 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/28/13) - University of Kentucky sophomore punter Landon Foster has been named one of 85 candidates for the 2013 Ray Guy Award, which annually honors the nation's top collegiate punter, the Augusta Sports Council announced recently.

Foster, who was named to the awards 25-player preseason watch list earlier this season, is having a solid season for Kentucky. The sophomore has punted 37 times this season with a 42.1 average, including three punts of 50-plus yards. The native of Franklin, Tenn., had his best game of the season came against Alabama where he had eight punts for a 44.8 yard-per-punt average, including a season-best 58-yard punt that tied his career long.

In just his second season with Kentucky, Foster already qualifies for UK's career punting average record list, ranking tied for second all-time with a 42.58 yards-per-punt average.

The list of candidates will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists to be announced on Nov. 8. Following the semifinalists announcement, a national body of Football Bowl Subdivision sports information directors, coaches, media representatives and previous Ray Guy Award winners will vote for the top-three finalists, who will be identified on Nov. 25. The voting body will then cast ballots to select the winner.

The presentation of the Ray Guy Award will be featured on The Home Depot College Football Awards live on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 pm ET on ESPN. The show, hosted by ESPN's Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard will feature live presentation of nine player awards, along with the recipients of Disney's Spirit Award, The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award, the NCFAA (National College Football Awards Association) Contributions to College Football Award, and student-athletes selected to the Walter Camp All-America Team.

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