Taylor Named Ray Guy Award POW

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior punter Tory Taylor has been named the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week on Tuesday.

Taylor was honored after his performance in last Saturday’s contest against Minnesota. The Australia native punted nine times for 444 yards, averaging 49.3 yards per punt. Four of his kicks traveled over 50 yards, while four were downed inside the 20-yard line.

Taylor is a first team midseason All-America honoree by the Associated Press, ESPN, CBS, The Athletic and FOX.

Taylor has punted an FBS-best 54 times this season with only two touchbacks. He ranks first in the conference and third in the country in average yards per punt (48.5). Twenty-three of his 54 punts have been for 50+ yards, including six of 60+ yards, while 21 have been downed inside the 20, nine inside the 10 and six inside the 5.

Taylor has earned Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors two of the last three weeks and has been included in Ray’s 8, which recognizes top punting performances nationally, five times in 2023.