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Rodriguez Named to Ray Guy Watch List

by Frank Mercogliano

AUGUSTA, Ga. –— Aaron Rodriguez, who led the nation in punts in 2021 and was recently named Preseason All-Mountain West at punter, has been named to the 2022 Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List.  He is the first Lobo punter on the preseason list since Tyson Dyer in 2020.  Corey Bojorquez was a finalist for the award in 2017.

Rodriguez, a junior, punted 81 times in 2021 for an average of 42.8 yards per punt, leading the nation in total punts with 81.  He was third in the nation in total yards with 3,466 yards. He forced 33 fair catches with 16 punts inside the 20-yard line and 12 punts 50-yard punts as he averaged at least 40 yards per punt in 11 of his 12 games.

In 2021 he had his best game average-wise with a 52.9-yard average against UTEP on seven punts, with a long of 61 yards, and had a career-best five 50-yard punts in that game.

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