Jack Fox
Eric Espada

Football Chuck Pool (cpool@rice.edu)

Fox Named Ray Guy Award National Punter of the Week

Rice punter Jack Fox has been named the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week for his efforts against North Texas on October 27.
 
Fox was chosen from the eight punters who were recognized in the award's weekly Ray's 8, which is announced each Monday during the season. Fox has been recognized four times this year as one of Ray's 8.
 
Fox averaged 47.3 on seven punts last Saturday, placing five of them inside the 20, one inside the 10 (his 12th this season to lead the nation) as well as blasting a career-long effort of 76 yards which was the longest punt by an Owl since 1990 and the sixth longest of the college football season.  He has had at least one punt of 50 yards or more in 13 consecutive games.  
 
He ranks second in C-USA with a 45.7 punting average and Rice leads the conference with a 40.98 net punting mark. Fox ranks eighth nationally overall and second among punters with at least 50 punts this year. He also leads the conference with a career-high 19 punts of at least 50 yards as well as with 22 punts inside the 20, with eight of those punts coming in the last two games.  
 
In addition to his punting efforts, Fox also set up the Owls tying touchdown by recovering a fumble on a return of his kickoff to open the second half of the game.
 
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