Through nine games, Clark is averaging 40.1 yards-per-punt with 25 punts downed inside the 20. Only eight of his punts have been returned all season.
Clark, who has twice been named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week, is one of 54 candidates vying for the Ray Guy Award, named after the only punter to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. From the initial list, the field will be cut to 10 on Nov. 11, and then a national body of FBS sports information directors, coaches, media representatives and previous winners will vote for the top three finalists, who will be named on Nov. 21.
The same voting body then selects the winner, who will be presented the award at the Home Depot College Football Awards live on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.