Auburn's Steven Clark up for CLASS Award

Sep 4, 2013

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Steven Clark does it all on and off the field at Auburn (Todd Van Emst photo)

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn punter Steven Clark is one of 30 candidates being considered for the CLASS Award, an honor that goes to a Division I player who excels in community, classroom, character and competition. 

CLASS  stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. 

Clark graduated from Auburn in May. He was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award as the nation's top punter in 2011 and a semifinalist for the award in 2012 when he had a busy season. He punted 70 times, but only five were returned. He was also on the All-SEC academic honor roll. 

He average 41.6 yards per punt in Auburn's 31-24 win over Washington State last week. 

Here are the candidates for the award:

Lamin Barrow, LSU

Taylor Martinez, Nebraska

Chris Borland, Wisconsin

Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

Derek Carr, Fresno State

AJ McCarron, Alabama

Steven Clark, Auburn

Jack Mewhort, Ohio State

Ross Cockrell, Duke

Alex Page, South Alabama

Vincenzo D'Amato, California

Cairo Santos, Tulane

Alden Darby, Arizona State

Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois

Jake Fischer, Arizona

Eric Soza, Texas-San Antonio

Andrew Furney, Washington State

Carey Spear, Vanderbilt

Dave Harding, Duke

Will Sutton, Arizona State

Greg Heban, Indiana

Travis Swanson, Arkansas

Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

John Urschel, Penn State

Will Jackson, Georgia Tech

Kyle Van Noy, BYU

Jacob Karam, Memphis

Avery Williamson, Kentucky

Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois

Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State