Cody Parkey and Steven Clark Receive Preseason Honors
Auburn senior punter Steven Clark was named to the Ray Guy Award Watch List today for the third year in a row. And for the second year in a row, Auburn senior kicker Cody Parkey was named to the Lou Groza College Place-Kicker Award List.
Parkey who was a semifinalist last season, acknowledged it was an honor to be on the list but added, “At the end of the day, it’s about being on the list at the end of the season and I’m training hard and looking forward to a great 2013 season.”
Cody has scored 142 career points and connected on 70 out of 71 PAT attempts. He led Auburn in scoring last year when he was 100 per cent successful on 27 PAT’s and hit 11-of-14 field goals.
Clark who is known for his booming high kicks only had five of his 70 punts to be returned last season. He averaged almost 40 yards per punt and had 15 punts that were downed inside the 20-yard line. He is a two-time Ray Guy Award semifinalist.
When Steven received the news, he was appreciative and said, “I’m really looking forward to putting my best on the field this season and helping my team to what I feel can be a special year.”
The Ray Guy Award is sponsored by Augusta Sports Council in honor of the College Football Hall of Famer. The place kicker award is named for former NFL Hall of Famer Lou Grosa and is sponsored by the Orange Bowl Committee.
The winners of both awards will be announced at the end of the season and recognized on ESPN’s College Awards show in December.
Congratulations to both of these Tigers. May you help bring about a special season on The Plains this year.
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