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Max Duffy wins Ray Guy Award

The Wildcats have taken home two major awards this week.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The best punter in college football resides in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kentucky Wildcats punter Max Duffy has been named the winner of the 2019 Ray Guy Award given to the nation’s top punter, it was announced Thursday during the College Football Awards on ESPN in Atlanta.

Duffy, who hails from Perth, Australia, leads the nation in punting at 48.6 yards per punt and has helped the Cats lead the nation in net punting as well. He has twice named the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week and was on the Ray’s 8 weekly honor roll three times.

Already UK’s all-time leading career punter at 46.47 yards on 107 kicks, Duffy recently earned first-team All-SEC honors by the AP, first-team All-American honors by the FWAA, and he was a second-team choice by SEC coaches.

Duffy becomes the second Wildcat to win a major national award after Lynn Bowden was named the Paul Hornung Award winner on Wednesday.