Michael Palardy one of 10 semifinalists for Ray Guy Award

Tennessee kicker Michael Palardy (1) punts in the fourth quarter against Florida at Neyland Stadium Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by Adam Brimer, Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee kicker Michael Palardy (1) punts in the fourth quarter against Florida at Neyland Stadium Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

Tennessee kicker Michael Palardy (1) kicks a field goal closing South Carolina's lead to 38-35 late in the fourth quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by Adam Brimer, Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee kicker Michael Palardy (1) kicks a field goal closing South Carolina's lead to 38-35 late in the fourth quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

Tennessee senior specialist Michael Palardy is among 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award, which honors the nation’s top punter.

The Augusta (Ga.) Sports Council released the names on Friday.

Palardy joins Steven Clark (Auburn), Tom Hornsey (Memphis), Cameron Johnson (Ohio State), Drew Kaser (Texas A&M), Richie Leone (Houston), Cody Mandell (Alabama), Mike Sadler (Michigan State), Will Scott (Troy) and Cody Webster (Purdue) on the list.

The three finalists will be announced on Nov. 25. The winner will be unveiled on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 12.

Palardy handles punting, kickoffs, field goals and extra points for the Vols. He is averaging 44.4 yards per punt in 2013, second best in the SEC and No. 11 nationally. He has placed 23 punts inside the 20-yard line and 12 inside the 10.

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RoadTrip writes:

Great honor for a super guy and VFL. Congrats to Michael.

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