West Virginia senior punter Nick O'Toole was named to the Ray Guy Award Watch List on Wednesday. The award is annually given to the best punter in college football by the Augusta Sports Council.
O'Toole is one of 25 punters to be recognized across the country. He's joined by a pair from the Big XII Conference in Kansas' Trevor Pardula and Baylor's Spencer Roth.
O'Toole joined the Mountaineer Football program in 2013 as a junior college transfer. Originally from Corona, California, O'Toole attended Fullerton College prior to arriving in Morgantown. His numbers were among the best in the Big XII Conference, as well as the entire nation after last season. O'Toole finished with 73 punts for 3,218 yards, averaging 44.1 yards per punt.
Those numbers were good enough for runner-up in the Big XII Conference and 15th nationally.
Additionally, O'Toole finished with 26 punts of 50 yards or more and placed 22 punts inside the opposition's 20-yard-line.
The annual award is named after Ray Guy, a former All-American punter at Southern Mississippi and All-Pro for the Oakland Raiders. The award has only existed since 2000, but has been won by a punter from a non-power conference each of the last three seasons.