Dec. 6, 2012
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Louisiana Tech punter Ryan Allen was named First Team All-America Thursday by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
Allen led the nation in punting this season with an average of 48.04 yards per punt and leads the nation in net punting with a net punting average of 43.51. He booted the longest punt this season of any punter in the country with an 85-yard kick at New Mexico State. Over 44 percent of his punts this season have landed inside the 20 and over 46 percent of his punts have gone over 50 yards.
The Salem, Ore. native has already received All-America honors by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), CBS Sports and the Sporting News.
This is the second consecutive year Allen has received All-America honors. Blue Ribbon and the Walter Camp Football Foundation bestowed All-America honors on Tech's punter last season.
Allen will be at the ESPN College Football Awards Show in Orlando, Fla. on Dec. 6 where he will find out on national television if he will win the Ray Guy Award for the second consecutive year.
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