Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Baylor punter Derek Epperson is among the 10 players on the Ray Guy Award's initial 2009 watch list.
The Greater August Sports Council of Augusta, Ga., provides the award to the nation's top punter. More candidates will be added in late October.
Epperson is one of five semifinalists from the 2008 season who were named to the watch list. Others included Bryan Anger of California, Iowa's Ryan Donahue, Florida's Chas Henry and Michigan's Zoltan Mesko.
Epperson averaged 44.3 yards per punt last season to rank second among Big 12 returning punters. John Gold of Texas led Big 12 returning punters with an average of 45.0 yards per punt on 21 kicks last season.
There were no other Big 12 representatives on Wednesday's watch list.
The Big 12 has claimed four of the nine Ray Guy winners since the award was inaugurated in 2000. Included in the list include Baylor's Daniel Sepulveda, the only two-time winner of the award. Sepulveda was honored in 2004 and 2006. Other Big 12 winners have included Colorado's Mark Mariscal in 2002 and Oklahoma State's Matt Fodge in 2008.
The winner will be announced live during the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show airing on ESPN December 10.