AUGUST, Ga. – Washington State University’s Reid Forrest is one of ten semifinalists for the 2010 Ray Guy Award, signifying the nation’s top collegiate punter.
Forrest, a senior from Ephrata, became WSU’s all-time leader in punts (264) and punt yardage (11,267) earlier this season ranks second-time in career punting average (42.7). Forrest is also the active career FBS leader in punts and punt yardage.
This season Forrest is averaging a career-best 45.7 yards per punt and ranks fourth in the Pacific-10 Conference and 12th nationally. He has connected for 17 punts of 50-plus yards and four punts of 60 yards or more, including a career-best of 84 yards last week against California. It marked the second-longest punt in WSU history and tied for the fourth-longest by a Pac-10 player. Forrest’s net punting average of 40.7 yards per punt is more than four yards better than any of his previous three seasons.
This year marks the first time Forrest has been named a Ray Guy Award semifinalist as he is one of two Pac-10 players on the list. The last time a WSU player was named a semifinalist was Kyle Basler in 2003.
Three finalists will be announced November 22nd with the winner presented the Ray Guy Award during The Home Depot College Football Awards on December 9th.