Ohio State punter named Ray Guy Award semifinalist
Ohio State punter Cameron Johnston may not have to punt it very much on Saturdays, but when he does, he’s more than just effective.
Averaging the second-fewest amount of punts per game nationally hasn’t stopped Johnston from earning recognition, and most recently, he was named as a Ray Guy Award semifinalist – one of 10 punters up for the award.
This marks the third straight season in which Johnston is a semifinalist for the award, which is given to the nation’s top punter. The senior ranks No. 4 nationally with his 47.5-yard average and is atop the Big Ten. If he were to lead the conference again in 2016, it would mark his third straight season as best in the B1G.
If Johnston finished with a 47.5-yard average this season, he would best the single season record held by Tom Tupa (47.1) and is currently just off the Buckeyes’ career leader – Andy Groom – in punting average of 45.0 (Johnston at 44.9).
Johnston is one of the new-age punters commonly seen around college football these days, being a Geelong, Australia native. He is the lone semifinalist from the B1G for the award.