Mizzou freshman averaged 47.8 yards per punt, including a career-long 61-yarder vs. Florida
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Football freshman punter Corey Fatony has been named Ray Guy Player of the Week following his tremendous performance against No. 11 Florida last Saturday, announced Tuesday (Oct. 13) by the Augusta Sports Council. The Ray Guy Player of the Week is given to the nation’s top punter each week by the Ray Guy Award committee. This is the first time that Fatony has been honored as the Ray Guy Player of the Week and it is the first time a Mizzou player has earned the distinction.
Fatony punted nine times against the Gators, averaging 47.8 yards per punt while resetting his career-long with a 61-yard punt in the second quarter. He pinned the Gators inside their 20 four times. On the year, Fatony, a true freshman, is averaging 43.7 yards per punt on 38 attempts. He has had 15 punts inside the 20 this season and 16 fair caught while just three have been touchbacks.
The Ray Guy Award is recognized by the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association’s official website, ncfaa.org.