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Florida's Chas Henry has posted the nation's best punting average while taking on kicking duties much of this season. (Orlando Sentinel photo)
In addition to Chas Henry’s added kicking duties this year, the Florida punter has continued to be one of the best in the country at his position.
Henry was named a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award on Friday, the third time he’s been in the running for the country’s top award for punting. His 48.18-yard average per punt ranks first nationally. Twelve of his 33 punts have landed inside the 20-yard line and only 10 have been returned.
Henry has also been the team’s kicker since the beginning of October as Caleb Sturgis has been out with a hairline fracture in his vertebrae. He kicked the game-winning field goal in a 34-31 overtime win over Georgia on Oct. 30.
A national voting body of Football Bowl Subdivision coaches, sports information directors, national media and former Ray Guy Award winners will select the three award finalists, who will be named on Nov. 22. Voters will then cast a second round of ballots to decide the winner.
The award will be presented on The Home Depot College Football Awards live on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. on ESPN.