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Downing named to Ray Guy Award watch list

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletics Communications

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State junior punter Colin Downing has been selected to the preseason Ray Guy Award watch list, announced today by the Augusta Sports Council.

Created in 2000, the award is given annually to college football’s best punter and is honor of Ray Guy, who is considered the greatest punter in football history.

A native of Whitefish Bay, Wis., Downing is entering his third season as the Cyclones’ punter. Downing averaged 40.9 yards per punt in 2015, recording 21 fair-catches, 20 punts downed inside the 20 and seven 50-yarders.

He had a season-long punt of 61 yards vs. Texas Tech in 2015


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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.