Van Der Kamp lands on Ray Guy Watch List

Iowa State’s senior punter Kirby Van Der Kamp has landed on the 2013 Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List. 

Van Der Kamp, who hails from West Des Moines, had 10 punts of 50-yards or more in 2012 while averaging 41 yards on 77 attempts. Van Der Kamp’s career punting average at Iowa State is 42.8 yards per kick. He dropped 29 punts inside the 20 in 2012. 

2013 Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List

Steven Clark (Sr.), Auburn

Pat O’Donnell (Gr.), Miami (Fla.)

Darragh O’Neill (Jr.), Colorado

Will Monday (So.), Duke

Trent Tignor (Sr.), East Carolina

Kyle Christy (Jr.), Florida

Richie Leone (Sr.), Houston

Justin Duvernois (Jr.), Illinois

Kirby Van Der Kamp (Sr.), Iowa State

Anthony Melchiori (So.), Kent State

Landon Foster (So.), Kentucky

Tyler Williams (So.), Marshall

Colter Johnson (Sr.), Massachusetts

Tom Hornsey (Sr.), Memphis

Mike Sadler (Jr.), Michigan State

Ben Skaer (Sr.), New Mexico

Cayle Chapman-Brown (Sr.), New Mexico State

Thomas Hibbard (Jr.), North Carolina

Keith Kostol (Jr.), Oregon State

Cody Webster (Sr.), Purdue

Harrison Waid (Sr.), San Jose State

Mike Loftus (Jr.), SMU

Ethan Perry (So.), TCU

Hunter Mullins (Jr.), UAB

Michael Bowlin (Sr.), Washington

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.