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Nik Constantinou named to Ray Guy Award watchlist


COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 29 Ole Miss at Texas A&M Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Texas A&M begins fall camp today, but don’t let the approach of football season distract you from WATCHLIST SEASON! Yesterday it was DT McKinnley Jackson on the Outland Trophy watchlist, and today it’s P Nik Constantinou on the Ray Guy Award watchlist.

Constantinou enters his fourth season as the Aggies’ primary punter and has appeared in 34 games through three seasons. The graduate student recently earned Preseason All-SEC Second Team recognition after he was named to the Coaches’ All-SEC Second Team following the 2022 season. The Melbourne, Australia, native nailed 23 punts inside the 20, while averaging 41.7 yards per boot a year ago. Constantinou boasts a career average 43.2 yards per kick and has sailed 30 punts more than 50 yards.

The Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to honor Thomson, Georgia native and College and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Guy. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline and have a positive impact on the team’s success. In mid-November, the Ray Guy Award committee will meet to select the ten semifinalists, who will be announced on November 10th. A national body of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sports information directors, media representatives and previous Ray Guy Award winners will then vote for the top three finalists to be announced on November 22nd. After the finalists are named, the voting body will cast ballots again to select the nation’s top punter.

Texas A&M’s Braden Mann won the award in 2018.