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Zimmerman Named to Ray Guy Preseason Watch List

Zimmerman Named to Ray Guy Preseason Watch List

July 7, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson punter Dawson Zimmerman has been named to the Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List. Zimmerman was one of 10 semifinalists for the Award last year.

Joining Zimmerman on the Watch List are Bryan Anger of California, Drew Butler of Georgia, Kyle Martens of Rice, and Quinn Sharp of Oklahoma State.

Zimmerman averaged 42.7 yards per punt last year, including a 40.6 net average. His net figure was fourth best in Clemson history and best by any Clemson punter since 1984 (Dale Hatcher). Hatcher had 19 punts inside the 20 and just seven touchbacks. For his career he has 15 punts of 50 yards or more, including two punts of at least 76 yards. His 79 yard punt against North Texas last year was the second longest in school history.

An English Major who made the President’s List (4.0) last semester, Zimmerman was named to the Academic All-ACC team last year.