Idaho Punter Named to Ray Guy Award Watch List - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho Vandals Football

Idaho Punter Named to Ray Guy Award Watch List

Updated:
Bobby Cowan was once again named to the Ray Guy Award watch list. He is one of none 2011 finalists on this year's list (Photo: Bruce Mann via Univ. of Idaho Athletics) Bobby Cowan was once again named to the Ray Guy Award watch list. He is one of none 2011 finalists on this year's list (Photo: Bruce Mann via Univ. of Idaho Athletics)

by Univ. of Idaho Athletics

University of Idaho senior football player Bobby Cowan was one of 25 NCAA Division I punters to be selected to the Ray Guy Award watch list for the 2012 season.

The Ray Guy Award is given annually to college football's top punter. The award is voted on by sports information directors, coaches, media representatives, and previous Ray Guy Award winners.

Statistics used to determine the winner include punting average, number of kicks downed inside the 20-yard line, total yardage punted, average returned yardage and percentage of punts not returned.

Cowan is one of nine 2011 Ray Guy Award semifinalists to be on the 2012 watch list. Cowan was a 2011 Football writers association of American All-American, a second-team all-WAC selection and Idaho special teams Player of the Year. He ranked second in the nation in punting average with 46.41 yards per punt. He punted for 4,084 yards on 88 kids, and had two punts of over 70 yards, including a 76-yarder.

Cowan is one of three punters from the Western Athletic Conference to be selected to the list, along with Utah State's Tyler Bennett and Louisiana Tech's Ryan Allen, who won the award in 2011.

 

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • WSU Athletics To Induct Steve Gleason Into HOF

    WSU Athletics To Induct Steve Gleason Into HOF

    Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the lone member into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Thursday.In an unprecedented move, Gleason will be the sole member of the 2014 class and will be recognized during a home football game later this fall.>>
    Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the lone member into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Thursday.In an unprecedented move, Gleason will be the sole member of the 2014 class and will be recognized during a home football game later this fall.>>
  • Yakima Valley Sweeps Sweets

    Yakima Valley Sweeps Sweets

    Road sweeps are tough enough to come by in any situation, especially late in the season on the road against a divisional rival. However, the Pippins picked up their second road sweep of the season with a 4-1 win over the Walla Walla Sweets Thursday night at Borleske Stadium.>>
    Road sweeps are tough enough to come by in any situation, especially late in the season on the road against a divisional rival. However, the Pippins picked up their second road sweep of the season with a 4-1 win over the Walla Walla Sweets Thursday night at Borleske Stadium.>>
  • EWU Football Begins 2014 Season

    EWU Football Begins 2014 Season

    =The Eastern Washington University football team kicked off its 2014 Fall practice schedule on Thursday, July 31, with the program's earliest start coming only in only a few weeks on Aug. 23 when Sam Houston State comes to town for the first NCAA game of the season.>>
    =The Eastern Washington University football team kicked off its 2014 Fall practice schedule on Thursday, July 31, with the program's earliest start coming only in only a few weeks on Aug. 23 when Sam Houston State comes to town for the first NCAA game of the season.>>
  • IdahoIdahoMore>>

  • Local College Football Fall Practice Schedules

    Local College Football Fall Practice Schedules

    All four of the local college football teams will kick off their Fall practices this week with the 2014 season fast approaching. Compiled below is a list of practice schedules for Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho, Washington State University and Whitworth University.>>
    All four of the local college football teams will kick off their Fall practices this week with the 2014 season fast approaching. Compiled below is a list of practice schedules for Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho, Washington State University and Whitworth University.
    >>
  • Petrino Boots Epps From Vandal Football Team

    Petrino Boots Epps From Vandal Football Team

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:03:02 GMT
    University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino Sunday today the dismissal of senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps from the Vandal football team.>>
    University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino Sunday today the dismissal of senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps from the Vandal football team.>>
  • Idaho Football Picked 9th in Sun Belt

    Idaho Football Picked 9th in Sun Belt

    The University of Idaho was chosen ninth in the Sun Belt Conference’s preseason coaches’ poll.>>
    The University of Idaho was chosen ninth in the Sun Belt Conference’s preseason coaches’ poll.
    >>