Florida Gators senior punter Chas Henry was named the winner of the 2010 Ray Guy Award at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards in Orlando, FL, on Thursday night. The first player in University of Florida history to win the award, Henry was also one of three finalists for the honor in 2009.
Henry, who was also named a 2010 Walter Camp All-America first team at the ceremony, punted 44 times for 2,042 yards with a 46.4 average this season. That average was not only the best in the nation this year but also set a school record. A unanimous first-team All-SEC selection, Henry beat out 2009 Ray Guy Award winner, fellow semifinalist, and Georgia punter Drew Butler for this year’s award.
Though he was not honored for the kicking duties he was responsible for after junior kicker Caleb Sturgis was ruled out for the season with a back injury, Henry’s achievements on Thursday spoke to the impact he had as one of the most valuable players on the Gators in 2010.
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