West Hall High grad and University of Wisconsin punter Anthony Lotti was added to the Ray Guy Award watch list, according to a post by the award’s official Twitter handle and website on Wednesday.
Lotti, a sophomore, was one of 55 individuals from around the country to join this spotlight and could make the final nomination list by Oct. 31. This season, He has averaged 41.1 yards in 21 attempts for the Badgers.
The Ray Guy Award was created by the Augusta Sports Council in 2000 to honor College Football hall of Fame inductee Ray Guy. A winner is determined each year based on 20 statistical categories, which are compared and discussed by a national voting body of sports writers, sports information directors and past Ray Guy Award winners.
Particular emphasis is placed on net punting average, percent of punts not returned, number of attempts and percentage of punts downed inside the 20-yard-line. A display of leadership, self discipline and positive impact on a team’s success is evaluated as well.