Oklahoma State redshirt junior punter Zach Sinor has set the bar high for himself in 2017, one year after finishing as a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, handed to the most outstanding punter in college football.
Sinor has no interest in that trophy though. Instead, he's dead set on winning the 2017 Heisman Trophy.
Sinor introduced his newly-created website Sinor4Heisman.com and handed out pamphlets at Tuesday's Big 12 Media Days to continue his pursuit for the hardware. His "official Heisman campagin microsite" details his statistics and other miscellaneous fun facts that he believes makes him a worthy candidate. At the top of the site, a scrolling banner reads, "Punters are people too!"
Below links to his official Oklahoma Athletics bio page, stats and Twitter handle, the microsite lists some of Sinor's impressive numbers — a nation-leading 62.5 percent of his punts were downed within OSU's opponents' 20-yard lines, for instance. Scroll down further and you'll find out more about the Castroville, Texas native.
"Animals love him... Opponents hate him," the site reads, showing a picture of Sinor posing with a dolphin.
Representing Oklahoma State at the conference's annual media days, Sinor handed out pamphlets with a similar pitch on Tuesday.
Sinor first announced his intentions of taking home the Heisman back on June 28 in a video tweeted out by Oklahoma State. Watch the hilarious video below:
Oklahoma State fans and teammates, including star quarterback Mason Rudolph, have rallied behind Sinor since his announcement. Time will tell if the fan favorite will get his coveted invitation to New York come December.
No student-athlete whose main position was punter has ever finished in the top 10 of the Heisman ballot, which started in 1935. So Sinor's road to New York would be unprecedented.
Sinor deserves an award for his creativity though, if nothing else.