to have a CFB award on the moon.
Mesko Named Semifinalist for Ray Guy Award, Emperor Of Space
AUGUSTA, Ga. –The Augusta Sports Council announced today that University of Michigan fifth-year senior punter Zoltan Mesko (Twinsburg, Ohio/Twinsburg HS) is one of 10 semifinalists for the 2009 Ray Guy Award, presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate punter. This is the second straight season that Mesko has been selected as a semifinalist for the award.
Mesko and Iowa’s Ryan Donahue are the only representatives from the Big Ten Conference. Following are the other semifinalists: Drew Butler (Georgia), Peter Caldwell (Utah State), Desi Cullen (Connecticut), Johnny Hekker (Oregon State), Chas Henry (Florida), Jeff Locke (UCLA), Rob Long (Syracuse) and Matt Reagan (Memphis). Mesko, Donahue and Henry are the only returning semifinalists from last season.
Mesko leads the Big Ten and is sixth nationally in punting with a U-M season record 45-yard average. He has helped the Wolverines lead the conference and list second nationally in net punting (42.4 avg.). Mesko has been extremely proficient in all phases, with 15 punts over 50 yards, 15 fair caught and 13 downed inside the opposition’s 20-yard line. He has punted 43 times for 1,934 yards, including a 66-yard season long punt against Western Michigan.
Mesko has already been named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and is a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and the Danny Wuerffel Trophy. He was a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by the National Football Foundation, and is a candidate for Academic All-America honors after being selected CoSIDA Academic All-District IV first team last week.
A national voting panel will trim the list to three finalists, who will be named on Nov. 23. The 10th annual award will be presented live on ESPN during the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 10. The winner will be honored at a banquet by the Augusta Sports Council and The Augusta Chronicle in late January 2010.
Can't believe Will Campbell has a trophy named after him. Has he started a game yet?
Wonder if Zoltan didn't win it because he stole Will's loofah.
there should be no other semifinalists/candidates for Emperor of Space
Maybe his purple loofah is going to put him over the top this year...
(for those unfamiliar with the reference, on the Big Ten Network's, Michigan Preview, Zoltan gave a tour of the locker room and when they showed his locker he had to explain why he had a purple loofah in there).
Unfortunately, failing to convert on a roll out run on 4th & 8 on your 18 at the decisive moment in a crucial game probably disqualifies you from player of the year at your position, especially when your position is one where mistake avoidance is so critical.
Wish it weren't so...
is he a Harkonnen, Atredies or Corrino? Does he have a merciless sardaukar army or does he depend on his Fremen jihadis?
As the "Ray Gun" Award. I thought, "Yep, it fits. Zolton the Interplanetary Destroyer wins the Ray Gun Award."
I think I need new glasses...