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Sophomore punter Landon Foster was named to the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award on Wednesday. The award is given annually to the nation's top punter.

He's among 25 players on the list. You can see the full watch list here.

Foster averaged 42.9 yards per punt in 2012 after winning the punting job as a true freshman. That was the best mark in school history for a freshman, and would be the second best mark for a career (behind Glenn Pakulak's 44.43-yard average).

Foster dropped 13 of his punts inside the 20 yard line last year and had only three touchbacks. He was voted to the freshman All-SEC team by the coaches.

Guy was one of the best punters in NFL history after a decorated college career at Southern Mississippi. He was a first round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders, where he spent his entire career.

A Kentucky player has never won the Ray Guy Award since its inception in 2000. Here's a full list of previous winners.

The full list of candidates will be released Oct. 25. It's cut to 10 semi-finalists on Nov. 3, then to three finalists on Nov. 25. The award is given on Dec. 12.

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