J. Schroeder Named Ray Guy Candidate
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Freshman punter J. Schroeder is one of 69 college punters to be named a Ray Guy Award candidate, given to the nation's best.
Schroeder has twice been named National Punter of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards during his rookie season. He has 11 punts of 50 yards or longer with six of his seven game longs having gone for over 60 yards.
Schroeder put his name in the record book during WMU's victory over Massachusetts, booting the fourth longest punt in program history, 82 yards, and also registering the best single-game punting average in school history (51.0 ypp).
In all but two games, Schroeder has averaged over 40 yards per punt and has forced nine fair catches and has pinned opponents inside their respective 20-yard line seven times.
The list will be narrowed to ten semi-finalists to be announced on November 9. Following the semi-finalists 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 November 19. The voting body will then cast ballots to select the winner.