Doyle added to Ray Guy Award watchlist
MEMPHIS, Tennessee – University of Memphis gambler Joe doyle was added to the Ray Guy Award watchlist this week.
The Ray Guy Award – named in honor of football’s top bettor – honors the country’s top college bettor. The Augusta Sports Council (ASC) created the award in 2000. Along with other awards such as the Heisman Trophy and the Doak Walker Award, the Ray Guy Award honors an important member of any football team.
Doyle and Memphis are fourth in the NCAA for punt return defense (0.75) and seventh for punt at net (44.24). During the year, Doyle has kicked 21 times for an average of 45.3 yards, including eight from 50 yards or more and 10 inside the 20-yard line.
The Ray Guy Award winner is selected by a voting body made up of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sports news directors, national media and former Ray Guy Award winners. Bettors are evaluated on their overall statistics and their contribution to the team. Particular emphasis is placed on the following statistics; net average, percentage of total kicks within the 20-yard line and percentage of unreturned kicks.
The Memphis Tigers will return to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Thursday, October 14, when the team welcomes rival AAC Navy at 6:30 p.m. CT. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Tickets for Memphis Football are on sale and can be purchased online at www.GoTigersGoTix.com or by calling (901) 678-2331.