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UK Football has Produced Three National Award Winners in Two Seasons

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Kentucky punter Max Duffy won the Ray Guy Award Thursday night for best punter in college football during the 2019 season.

The individual honor is the third in two seasons for the Kentucky football program and it’s a reflection of the success the Wildcats have had on the field the last two seasons.

In addition to Duffy’s national honor, junior Lynn Bowden won the Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player in college football) earlier this week and former Wildcat Josh Allen was the recipient of the Chuck Bednarik Award (top linebacker) and Bronko Nagurski Trophy (National Defensive Player of the Year) last season.

 

To have three different players win a national award in two seasons is impressive for the Kentucky football program. Over the last two seasons, the Wildcats have a record of 17-8, including a 10-win season in 2018.

Not only are Wildcats winning national awards for their performance on the field, but UK players are also being recognized for their work in the classroom and community. Prior to Duffy winning the Ray Guy Award, Kentucky junior Landon Young was named Captain of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

The Wildcats will look to finish 2019 with a win vs. the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Belk Bowl on Tuesday, December 31st.

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