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Peter Mortell Named Ray Guy Award Candidate

This should come as no shock to Minnesota fans, but people have noticed that the Gophers have a good punter.

Per the U:

Peter Mortell has been announced as a candidate for the 2014 Ray Guy Award, which identifies the nation’s top collegiate punter. The Minnesota redshirt junior was named to the award’s preseason watch list.

The current list of candidates will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists to be announced on Nov. 14. Football Bowl Subdivision athletics communications personnel, coaches, media representatives and past Ray Guy Award winners will vote for three finalists, who will be named on Nov. 24. The voting body will cast ballots again to decide the winner.

I would expect that Peter will be on the semi-finalist list released on Friday 11/14. And if I have anything to say about it (I don't) he'll be a finalist come 11/24. Mortell is have a great junior season for Minnesota:

Mortell is averaging 45.1 yards per punt through the Golden Gophers’ first eight games, a clip that ranks second in school history for single-season average. He has boomed 14 punts longer than 50 yards, including a 61-yarder. Mortell has placed 12 punts inside the 20.

Best part of all of this is that we have one more year with the Gophers punter. Which means three things...more great field position, more GIFs, and more funnies!