By Danielle Daniels
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – For the first time in his career, Purdue punter Jack Ansell earned a spot on the Ray Guy Award Watch List. The Augusta Sports Council released the watch list for the award, honoring the nation’s top punter in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 2).
Ansell, Purdue’s starting punter for 26 games over the past two seasons, was one of only five Big Ten punters to make the watch list.
Entering his junior campaign, the Australian has punted 99 times as a Boilermaker. That includes 13 punts longer than 50 yards and 26 punts pinning opponents inside the 20-yard line. Last season, he showed off his leg against FAU by averaging 55.3 yards per punt, including a career-long 67-yard boot.
Off the field, Ansell earned Academic All-Big Ten honors at the conclusion of the 2022 season as a selling and sales management major.
COURTESY PURDUE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS