Nov. 18, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama punter Cody Mandell was selected as the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week and SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after his career performance on Saturday against Mississippi State the Augusta (Ga.) Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award announced on Monday.
Mandell, from Lafayette, La., had four punts for 220 yards, averaging 55.0 yards per punt in the road win against the Bulldogs. He booted three punts over 50 yards with two longer than 60 yards, both of which were marked inside the 3-yard line. His long was 63 yards, and he finished with an astounding net average of 53.8 yards per punt.
Mississippi State's average starting field position following Mandell's punts was their own 11.5 yard line. He is now averaging a school-record 47.3 yards per kick on 33 punts to rank second in SEC. Mandell is tied for the SEC lead in conference games only with an average of 48.6 yards per punt and would be tied for second in NCAA if he had enough punts to qualify (3 shy).
The Augusta Sports Council annually presents the Ray Guy Award, given to the collegiate punter of the year at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN in Orlando, Fla. The Ray Guy Award semifinalists were announced Nov. 8, 2013, and the three finalists will be announced Nov. 25, 2013.
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