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Texas punter Dickson continues strong start to 2017 season

Dickson earned his second Ray Guy Award National Punter of the Week honor of the season in the wake of his performance against Oklahoma

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Michael Dickson missed out on winning the Ray Guy Award in 2016 as the nation’s top punter.

The Texas junior is making a strong case to take home the honor through the first half of the 2017 season. The latest statement made by the native Australian came this week as Dickson was named the Ray Guy Award National Punter of the Week for a second time this season following his historic outing against Oklahoma.

Against the Sooners, Dickson tied his own school record with a 55-yard per punt average. Dickson had two punts of 60-plus yards (a season-long 69-yard boot and a 62-yard kick that was downed by the coverage team at the Oklahoma 2-yard line) that contributed to a 51.2-yard net punting average on the day.

The first Ray Guy Award finalist in school history, Dickson’s punting average through six games (48.3 yards per punt) is better than the school-record mark he set during the 2016 season (47.4 yards per punt). Of Dickson’s 27 punts this season, 13 have gone for at least 50 yards and nine have been downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

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