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Thomas Weber named to 2008 Ray Guy Award watch list

September 16, 2008
Arizona State University sophomore Thomas Weber has been named to the watch list for the 2008 Ray Guy Award, presented annually to the nation's top collegiate punter.

Weber, who last year became the first freshman in history to win the Lou Groza Award as the nation's best kicker, took over as ASU's punter in the sixth game of the 2007 season. He averaged 39.2 yards per punt and downed 11 of his 47 punts inside the 20.

Thus far in 2008, Weber has punted 11 times and he is fourth in the Pacific-10 Conference with an average of 42.5 yards per punt. He has also made seven of his eight field goal attempts (the miss was blocked) and all 10 of his extra point attempts on the season, and he ranks third in the Pac-10 in scoring with 31 points.

The Watch List will be narrowed to ten semi-finalists in early November. The national voting body will then vote for the top three finalists, and ultimately the winner. The top three finalists will be announced in late November, and the winner of the Ray Guy Award, which is affiliated with the National College Football Awards Association, will be presented live on ESPN during the ESPNU Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 11, 2008.