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USC Punter Ben Griffiths Named To 2021 Ray Guy Award Watch List

Jul 28, 2021

LOS ANGELES — USC junior punter Ben Griffiths was named to the Watch List for the 2021 Ray Guy Award, presented to the nation's top collegiate punter by the Augusta Sports Council.

Semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 10, with three finalists selected on Nov. 23. The winner will be announced during the Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN on Dec. 9.

Griffiths, a power punter from Australia who turns 30 early this season, is back for his third year as USC's starter. His 46.4-yard punting average last year was the highest by a Trojan since 2003. Half of his 18 punts last fall pinned opponents within the 20-yard line, 7 traveled at least 50 yards and only 2 were touchbacks. He twice had career-long 61-yard boots and he averaged 51.0 yards on his 3 punts at UCLA.