NFL Hall Of Famer Ray Guy Dead At 73, Most Legendary Punter Of All Time
Dead At 73
11/3/2022 8: 13 AM PT
NFL Hall of Famer Ray Guy — the most legendary punter of all time — has passed away. He was 73 years old.
Guy became the first pure punter to ever be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft … going 23rd overall to the Oakland Raiders in 1973 after a stellar career at the University of Southern Mississippi.
He went on to win three Super Bowls with the Raiders in 1977, 1981 and 1984.
Guy’s resume is as good as it gets — he was a 6-time first-team All-Pro selection, 2-time second-team All-Pro, 7-time Pro Bowler and was named to the NFL’s 75th and 100th Anniversary teams.
Guy is well-known for his long-hanging punts… which allowed the Raiders and Raiders to run downfield before opposing teams could get off a return.
Every year, the Ray Guy Award is presented to the best college football punter.
Guy was enshrined in Canton in 2014 — the first punter to receive the honor. He famously stated, “Now the Hall of Fame is a complete team.” “
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