COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M junior punter Shane Tripucka has been named a candidate for the Burlsworth Trophy and the Ray Guy Award. Tripucka is one of six SEC players nominated for the Burlsworth and one of eight nominees from the league for the Ray Guy.

Tripucka has impressed this season, taking over the punting duties for the No. 7 Aggies. The specialist has punted 41 times for the Maroon & White, 17 of which have pinned the opponents inside the 20 yard line and 13 have gone for 50 yards or more. The Allen, Texas native, has a 43.3 yard per punt average with a season long of 59 yards.

The Burlsworth Trophy and the Springdale (AR) Rotary Club announced the 52 players nominated from Division 1 (FBS) schools from across the country for the 2016 Burlsworth Trophy Tuesday. In the award’s seventh year, the Trophy is named in honor of Brandon Burlsworth, former University of Arkansas Walk-On and All-American offensive lineman. The 2015 winner was quarterback Baker Mayfield from the University of Oklahoma.

The Augusta Sports Council has released the complete list of candidates for the 2016 Ray Guy Award. The Ray Guy Award identifies the nation’s top collegiate punter at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards every year in December. The list will be narrowed down to 10 semifinalists on Friday, November 11, followed by three finalists who will be identified on Tuesday, November 22.

2016 Burlsworth Trophy Nominees

School

Player

Year

Position

Arizona State

Mitchell Fraboni

JR

LS

Arkansas

Toby Baker

SR

P

Arkansas State

Johnston White

JR

RB

Bowling Green

Trent Greene

SR

LB

BYU

Parker Dawe

SR

OL

Clemson

Greg Huegel

Soph

K

Colorado State

Jakob Buys

JR

DL

Connecticut

Justin Wain

SR

P

Eastern Michigan

Blake Banham

Soph

RB/KR

Florida

Mark Herndon

SR

RB

Florida Atlantic

Nate Ozdemir

JR

LB

Houston

Dillon Birden

JR

RB

Indiana

Mitchell Paaige

SR

WR

Iowa

Riley McCarron

SR

WR

Iowa State

Trever Ryen

JR

WR/PR

Kansas State

Nick Walsh

JR

P

Kent State

Nick Cuthbert

SR

LB

LSU

John David (J. D.) Moore

JR

FB

Marshall

Cody Carter

SR

S

Memphis

Anthony Miller

JR

WR

Miami

Justin Vogel

SR

P

Middle Tennessee

Steven Rhodes

SR

DE

Nebraska

Dylan Utter

SR

C

Nevada

Jeremy Macauley

SR

OL

New Mexico

Jake Rothschiller

JR

DB

North Carolina

Nick Weiler

SR

K

Northwestern

Austin Carr

SR

WR

Oklahoma

Baker Mayfield

JR

QB

Old Dominion

T. J. Ricks

SR

LB

Ole Miss

Carlos Davis

SR

CB

Oregon State

Devin Chappell

SR

S

Rice

Zach Wright

SR

WR

San Diego State

Daniel Brunskill

SR

OT

San Jose State

Tim Crawley

SR

WR/KR

South Carolina

Hayden Hurst

Soph

TE

SMU

Jackson Mitchell

SR

LB

Stanford

Conrad Ukropina

SR

K

Temple

Haason Reddick

SR

DL

Tennessee

Colton Jumper

JR

LB

Texas

Dylan Haines

SR

S

Texas A&M

Shane Tripucka

JR

P

Toledo

Jack Linch

JR

LB

Tulsa

Dalton Parks

SR

P

UCLA

Mike Lafaul

SR

QB

USC

Zach Smith

SR

LS

Utah State

Austin Albrecht

SR

OT

Wake Forest

Grant Dawson

JR

LB

Washington State

Luke Falk

JR

QB

Western Kentucky

Max Halpin

SR

C

Western Michigan

Trevor Sweeney

SR

WR

Wisconsin

Dare Ogunbowle

SR

RB

2016 Ray Guy Award Candidates

JK Scott, Alabama

Matt Haack, Arizona State

Toby Baker, Arkansas

Drew Galitz, Baylor

Sean Wale, Boise State

Joseph Davidson, Bowling Green

Jonny Linehan, Brigham Young

Kyle DeWeen, Buffalo

Dylan Klumph, California

Hayden Hunt, Colorado State

Worth Gregory, East Carolina

Austin Barnes, Eastern Michigan

Stone Wilson, FIU

Johnny Townsend, Florida

Dalton Schomp, Florida Atlantic

Rigoberto Sanchez, Hawaii

Austin Rehkow, Idaho

Colin Downing, Iowa State

Cole Moos, Kansas

Derek Adams, Kent State

Grant McKinniss, Kentucky

Steven Coutts, Louisiana-Lafayette

Wade Lees, Maryland

Logan Laurent, Massachusetts

Spencer Smith, Memphis

Paul Justin Vogel, Miami

Kenny Allen, Michigan

Matt Bonadies, Middle Tennessee

Ryan Santoso, Minnesota

Logan Cooke, Mississippi State

Corey Fatony, Missouri

Alex Barta, Navy

Alfred James Cole, III, NC State

Tom Sheldon, North Carolina

Eric Keena, North Texas

Hunter Niswander, Northwestern

Cameron Johnston, Ohio State

Austin Seibert, Oklahoma

Zach Sinor, Oklahoma State

Bailey Cate, Old Dominion

Nick Porebski, Oregon State

Blake Gillikin, Penn State

Ryan Henry Winslow, Pittsburgh

Jack Fox, Rice

Tanner Blain, San Diego State

Michael Carrizosa, San Jose State

Sean Kelly, South Carolina

Jonathan Hernandez, South Florida

Jake Bailey, Stanford

Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse

Adam Nunez, TCU

Alex Starzyk, Temple

Trevor Daniel, Tennessee

Michael Dickson, Texas

Shane Tripucka, Texas A&M

Lumi Kaba, Texas State

Justin Wain, Connecticut

Caleb Houston, UCF

Chris Tilbey, USC

Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah

Aaron Dalton, Utah State

Alex Luna, UTEP

Nicholas Conte, Virginia

Billy Kinney, West Virginia

Jake Collins, WKU

Ethan Wood, Wyoming