Tedford has a lot of Anger

August, 5, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

The Ray Guy Award watch list, which honors the nation's best punter, was announced Wednesday, and it's no surprise that California's Bryan Anger is among the nine names on the list.

It's hard to imagine any punter in the nation owns a bigger foot than the 6-foot-4, 199-pound sophomore.

"He's a phenom," Cal coach Jeff Tedford said. "And he's just a puppy, too. He's going to get better. We were at a spring scrimmage and he gets the biggest ovation. I've never seen that anywhere for a punter.  He punts the ball and everybody goes 'oohhhhh.'"

Anger, who was named a first-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News, College Football News and Rivals.com in 2008, ranked third in the Pac-10 and 18th nationally with a 43.1 yard per punt average, and 26 of his 71 punts were downed inside an opponent's 20-yard line.

But it's not just the numbers. When Anger punts from his own territory -- meaning he's a full-go to blast the ball -- the results can be epic. He had 16 50-plus-yard punts last year, including the three longest punts in the Pac-10 (76, 75 and 72 yards).

It is a little surprising, however, that Arizona junior Keenyn Crier, who was second in the Pac-10 with a 43.9 average last year, didn't also make the Guy watch list.

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