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Allen feeling the NFL Draft?

Where will two-time Ray Guy Award winner Ryan Allen be drafted this coming April? Is there any shot he could be a first-rounder just as Guy was exactly 40 years ago? No other punter in history has been selected that early. It’s a long shot, but Allen brings a big boot. The...
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Allen talks about Ray Guy award

Louisiana Tech senior Ryan Allen has won the Ray Guy Award, given to the nation’s best punter, for the second straight year. He spent a few minutes talking with Louisiana Tech Athletics about the accomplishment. Allen posted a nation-leading 48.0 yard average on 45 punts and he...
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Allen: ‘It’s been crazy’

CHRIS GAY / The Augusta Chronicle After spending two years at Oregon State, Ryan Allen knew it’d be a long while before he ever saw any playing time. Roadblocked by punter Johnny Hekker, who’s now in his rookie season with the St. Louis Rams, Allen took fate into his own hands....
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Zen and the Art of Kicking Field Goals

Article first appeared on Boston.com With 4:46 to go in the third quarter last Sunday, Patriots long-snapper Danny Aiken took the field with the rest of the kicking unit. He lined up at Miami’s 18-yard-line and snapped the ball to Ryan Allen, who deftly set it for Stephen...
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Ray Guy Award Player of the Week announced

The Augusta Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award have announced the creation of the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week. The newly created award will track players on the Ray Guy Award watch list and recognized the top punter in the country based on game-by-game performances each...
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Mesko braces for competition

MIKE RODAK / ESPNBoston.com BRAINTREE, Mass. — For the first time since being drafted by the New England Patriots in 2010, punter Zoltan Mesko will face competition for his job. Former Louisiana Tech punter Ryan Allen, who went undrafted last week, tweeted on Saturday that he...
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Specialists in NFL Draft

By AARON SNYDER / Prokickernews.com We’re not talking milk here, but only 1 or 2 percent of the 254 names to be uttered by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the upcoming draft will be punters, kickers and long snappers. That means the rest will likely be shopping around for free...
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La.Tech punter accepts second Ray Guy Award

By Chris Gay / The Augusta Chronicle After missing out on a trip last season to Augusta due to his class schedule at Louisiana Tech, Ryan Allen finally made it to town Thursday. Allen was honored by the Augusta Sports Council at The Augusta Chronicle’s All-Area Football Banquet...
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Kicking Hall of Fame inductees announced

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Prokicker.com and the Augusta Sports Council will induct three outstanding kickers and punters into the American Football Kicking Hall of Fame on January 17. The 2013 inductees include Fred Mitchell, Dr. Stephen O’Neal and Reggie Roby. They will be honored...
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La. Tech punter repeats as Ray Guy winner

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Louisiana Tech senior Ryan Allen has won the Ray Guy Award, given to the nation’s best punter, for the second straight year. Allen posted a nation-leading 48.0 yard average on 45 punts and he booted the longest punt this season with an 85-yard...
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