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Friday, January 16, 2015

Daniel Sepulveda Wins 2006 Ray Guy Award

"Baylor senior punter Daniel Sepulveda etched his name in the college football annals Thursday night when he became the first two-time winner of the Ray Guy Award, presented annually to the nation's top collegiate punter by the Greater Augusta [Ga.] Sports Council. Sepulveda, who also earned the Guy Award as a sophomore in 2004, was announced as the 2006 winner during the Home Depot College Football Awards Ceremony at Disney's Boardwalk at the Walt Disney World Resort....  'This is the last thing I expected,' said Sepulveda, who sustained an ACL tear in April but returned for the season opener. 'I'm so blessed that God did the healing that he needed to do for me to get back on the field. Obviously I'm thankful for coach (Guy) Morriss, all our coaches and my teammates. This is a dream ending to my career at Baylor. I really feel blessed.'

A product of Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas, Sepulveda is one of only the 13 players in NCAA Division I history to earn a major national award twice. He is the first to do so in non-consecutive seasons. His career punting average (45.24 yards per punt) is the best in the history of Division I football for players with at least 250 punts. He also established an NCAA record with 94 career punts of 50-plus yards. Sepulveda ranks first nationally this season in punting with an average of 46.48 yards per punt, the highest single-season average in school history. Baylor ranks third nationally in net punting at 39.01 yards per punt. Baylor opponents started no better than their own 20 yard line on 52 percent of Sepulveda's punts this season (34 of 66), including 26 punts inside the 20 (39 percent) and eight inside the 10 (12 percent)." - Bears

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