AUGUSTA, Ga. – Tennessee punter/placekicker Paxton Brooks was named the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week, the Augusta Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award Committee announced on Tuesday.
The Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week is presented to the best NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) punter in college football for a specific week of play as determined by the committee. The winner must display leadership, self-discipline and have a significant, positive impact on his team’s success. Character and educational excellence are also considered as factors in determining the winner.
Brooks, a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree and 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 selection, averaged 47.2 yards per punt against a then-No. 3/3 Georgia in Athens last Saturday, recording two 50-plus yard punts, including a 55 yarder. He finished with 283 total punting yards against the Bulldogs.
The nomination marks the first weekly honor for Brooks, a Lexington, S.C. native, who is currently on the watchlist for the Ray Guy Award. Final candidates will be announced on November 10.