Hayball Named Punter Of The Week

Matthew Hayball earns nod from Ray Guy Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt punter Matthew Hayball has been named the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week for his performance against Kentucky.

The graduate student punted seven times for an average of 50.3 yards against the Wildcats, with five of the seven punts pinning UK inside its own 20-yard line. Kentucky did not return a punt in the game, resulting in a net average of 50.3.

It marked the highest punting average by a Vandy punter in a game since 2002 (minimum five punts). Hayball now owns three of the top seven games in punting average by a Commodore since 1996.

Hayball has averaged 50 yards punting in all five games this season for Vanderbilt and would lead the nation in punting average if he met the NCAA minimum of punts per game.

The Commodores return to the gridiron Saturday when Missouri visits FirstBank Stadium for a 3 p.m. kickoff. The game can be seen on SEC Network and heard on 94.9 The Fan.