Jordan Stout Named a Finalist for Ray Guy Award

By Joel Neuschwander on November 23, 2021 at 11:52 am
Dec 19, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions kicker Jordan Stout (98) punts the ball during the fourth quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Illinois 56-21.
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Penn State punter/kicker Jordan Stout has been named one of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award, presented annually to college football's most outstanding punter.

Stout earned his fourth Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week nod of the season Monday, adding to his historically great campaign by landing five of his eight punts inside the 10-yard line against Rutgers. In doing so, he became just the second Big Ten player to ever earn the honor four times in one season.

The senior is averaging 46.47 yards per punt, good for 10th in the country and second in the Big Ten. On the season, 24 of Stout's punts have gone at least 50 yards and 31 have landed inside the 20.

The other two finalists are Rutgers' Adam Korsak — Stout's counterpart this past Saturday — and San Diego State's Matt Araiza.

Stout will seek to become the first Nittany Lion to take home the award when a winner is announced Dec. 9 on ESPN.