CSU's Kontodiakos named to Ray Guy Award watch list

July 11, 2012

By Stuart Buchanan
Athletic Media Relations

AUGUSTA, Ga. – For the second season in a row Colorado State punter Pete Kontodiakos has been named to the Ray Guy Award watch list, given annually to the nation’s best punter, the Augusta Sports Council announced Wednesday.

In 2011 Kontodiakos, a 6-foot-3, 224-pound senior from Tarpon Springs, Fla., averaged a career best 38.7 net yards per punt and also recorded a 43.6 gross average which was in the top 20 in the nation. He also blasted 20 of his 57 punts for 50 or more yards, while pinning opponents inside their own 20 on 13 occasions.

He became only the fourth punter in CSU history to earn back-to-back all-MW honors.

The Ray Guy Award watch list only has 25 candidates and Kontodiakos is the only punter from the Mountain West.

The watch list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists on Nov. 9. Following the semifinalists announcement, a national body of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sports information directors, coaches, media representatives, and previous Ray Guy Award winners will vote for the top three finalists, who will be identified on Nov. 19. The voting body will then cast ballots to select the winner. The winner will be announced on Dec. 6.

The Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to honor Georgia native and College Football Hall of Famer Ray Guy, arguably the greatest punter in football history.