Justice has been served. A day after the Big Ten snubbed Rutgers punter Adam Korsak for its Special Teams Player of the Week, fans across college football righted a wrong by voting for the sophomore from Australia as the Ray Guy Punter of the Week Award. Late Tuesday morning, Korsak was announced the winner of the fan vote, as well as from the Augusta Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award, making it a unanimous decision.
From the press release:
Korsak punted 10 times during the Rutgers game against Iowa for a total of 476 yards. He averaged 47.6 yards for his gross average and finished with a net of 46.5. The Australian had seven punts downed inside the 20, five inside the 10 and four inside the 5. He had a season-long 69-yarder which tied for seventh-longest in program history.
”That’s really what Adam is,” head coach Chris Ash said. “He’s a really good punter, and he made some really good punts in critical situations to flip the field and pin them down in. That’s the type of weapon he is, and I’m really proud of the way he’s kicking right now.”
Korsak is also on the Ray Guy Award Watch List for the season.
On Monday, many Rutgers fans voiced their displeasure on Korsak being passed over by the Big Ten. The surprising part was the outrage from Iowa fans, who flooded the tweet from the conference with angry messages about their decision. It was a fun moment for Rutgers fans, who may be counting those on one hand this season.
By the way, you should check out this breakdown of every Korsak punt from Saturday that James Kratch of NJ Advance Media did here. It’s excellent, as are all of his film reviews, and shows how great of a day Korsak had against Iowa. Congrats Adam on this national award!