NFL Hall Of Famer Ray Guy Dead At 73, Most Legendary Punter Of All Time

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 résumé 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 was famous for his long-hanging punts … which allowed the Raiders to run downfield in coverage before opposing teams were able to get off a return.

The Ray Guy Award — named after the icon — is presented to the best punter in college football every year.

Guy was enshrined in Canton in 2014 — the first punter to receive the honor. During his speech, he famously said, “Now the Hall of Fame has a complete team.”


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