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Max Duffy is a finalist for The Ray Guy Award

In news that shouldn’t surprise you, Max Duffy is a finalist for The Ray Guy Award, given annually to the best punter in college football. He’ll be competing with Houston’s Dane Roy and Syracuse’s Sterling Hofrichter for the honor, which will be presented on December 12 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show in Atlanta.

Duffy is Kentucky’s all-time leading punter with 46.54 yards per kick. This season, he’s averaging a nation-best 48.9 yards per punt, and outside of a shank vs. South Carolina, has been incredible. Duffy helped UK control field position against Missouri, bolting a career-long 70-yarder and pinning the Tigers inside the 20 three times. In that game he also busted off a 26-yard run on a fake punt that turned into a touchdown-scoring drive and served as the Wildcats’ knockout punch.

Against UT Martin on Saturday, Duffy put his body on the line to protect his stats. The Skyhawks’ Terry Williams returned Duffy’s 66-yard punt from inside the five almost to midfield — where he was met by Duffy himself:

 

“I was a little bit annoyed he got a return because I kicked it to the 3-yard line, and normally they don’t return that,” Duffy said after the game. “I don’t know if I would have gone after him as hard if I didn’t want to defend my stats. But I made sure he didn’t get the return.”

Behind Duffy’s leg and the special teams’ coverage, Kentucky leads the country with 45.24 net yards per punt. Nobody flips a field quite like he does.

Say thanks with a vote. Fan voting accounts for part of the final tally, so click the link below and set a daily reminder:

VOTE for Max Duffy to win The Ray Guy Award

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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12 Comments for Max Duffy is a finalist for The Ray Guy Award



  1. GoCatz
    3:51 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Duffy has 83% of the votes so far…love it!!



  2. 4everUKBlue
    4:06 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Max is hands down the best, come see about it! Go Cats!



  3. Bluehender
    4:09 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Deserves to win it. Go Cats!!



    • 4everUKBlue
      6:07 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

      I may or may not have hit refresh and voted a bunch…



  4. makeitstop
    4:23 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Mrs T, the shank was against UGa. He also had a 62 yarder but remembered the shank bc it was the ONLY shank. Vote early and vote often as they say in Chicago.



  5. My Dixie Wrecked
    6:43 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Punter U



  6. 4everUKBlue
    9:14 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Lynn Bowden needs your help BBN, vote here. http://www.louisvillesports.org/paul-hornung/award-poll/