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CU Punter Darragh O'Neill Named To Ray Guy Watch List

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BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 10:  Ralphie the mascot escorts the Colorado Buffaloes onto the field as they face the California Golden Bears at Folsom Field on September 10, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 10: Ralphie the mascot escorts the Colorado Buffaloes onto the field as they face the California Golden Bears at Folsom Field on September 10, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Colorado Buffaloes punter Darragh O'Nelll has been named to the Ray Guy Award watch list for the 2012 season. O'Neill joins Gus Handler and Ray Polk as preseason watch list inclusions. He is one of only three sophomores out of the 24 punters that made the list.

O'Neill beat out now junior punter Zach Grossnickle for the job heading into his freshman season. He obviously saw a lot of action last year and was an asset for the Buffaloes with a 42. 59 average and a 17 50+ yard punts. He and kicker Will Oliver put fans at (relative) ease after a shaky few years in the kicking game.

Pete Kontodiakos, Jackson Rice, Jeff Locke, and Sean Sellwood are the opposing punters who the Buffs are scheduled to see this season.

Congrats Darragh!

Check out the full list after the jump.

Dylan Breeding (Jr.), Arkansas
• Steven Clark (Jr.), Auburn
Brian Schmiedebusch (Jr.), Bowling Green
Riley Stephenson (Sr.), BYU
Pat O'Donnell (Jr.), Cincinnati
Darragh O'Neill (So.), Colorado
• Pete Kontodiakos (Sr.), Colorado State
Richie Leone (Jr.), Houston
Bobby Cowan (Sr.), Idaho
Kirby Van Der Kamp (So.), Iowa State
Ron Doherty (Jr.), Kansas
• Ryan Allen (Sr.), Louisiana Tech
Brad Wing (So.), LSU
Dalton Botts (So.), Miami (FL)
Brett Maher (Sr.), Nebraska
Will Atterberry (Sr.), North Texas
Quinn Sharp (Sr.), Oklahoma State
• Tyler Campbell (Jr.), Ole Miss
• Jackson Rice (Sr.), Oregon
Harrison Waid (So.), San Jose State
• Jeff Locke (Sr.), UCLA
• Sean Sellwood (Sr.), Utah
Tyler Bennett (Sr.), Utah State
• Ian Campbell (Sr.), UTEP
Richard Kent (Sr.), Vanderbilt