Rice senior punter James Farrimond has been named the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week after his career-best efforts against UTEP on Friday night in El Paso.
Farrimond boomed his five punts for an average of 51.2 yards, the third highest single-game average in school history. Four of his five punts were at least 50 yards and four were downed inside the 20 yard line. Farrimond has had a career-high 17 punts downed inside the 20 while only two have been touchbacks. He has placed 38% of his punts this year inside the 20, compared with a career mark of 21% heading into his senior year.
He has averaged 44.6 yards per punt over his last six games, including all of his 11 punts of 50 yards or more. With his 256 yards against UTEP, he moved into ninth place on the Rice career list with 7,777 yards. He has a career average of 42.3 yards per punt, which is second only to former All American Kyle Martens, who averaged 43.0 from 2008-11.
The Augusta Sports Council presents the Ray Guy Award, given to the collegiate punter of the year at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN in Atlanta, GA. The Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to honor Thomson, Georgia native and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Guy.
The Ray Guy Award winner is determined by a national voting body of sports writers, college coaches, sports information directors, and past Ray Guy Award winners. Among the statistics used to identify the winner is net punting average, number of times a punt is downed or kicked out of bounds inside the opponents 20-yard line, total yardage punted, average returned yardage, and percentage of punts not returned. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline, and have a positive impact on the team’s success. Learn more about the Ray Guy Award at www.RayGuyAward.com.
The Augusta Sports Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to marketing the Augusta area as a premier sports destination. The ASC attracts, creates and supports dozens of sporting events and activities each year, generating a positive economic impact and enhancing the quality of life for residents of the greater Augusta community. To learn more, visit www.augustasportscouncil.org.