Raiders’ Guy becomes 1st punter inducted into HOF

By From page B1 | August 03, 2014

Ray Guy

Hall of Fame Inductee Ray Guy is introduced during the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CANTON, Ohio — Ray Guy has become the first full-time punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Guy was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and spent his 14-year career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. At 64, he was selected for induction in his 23rd year of eligibility.

Guy was a specialist in directional kicking, and his booming leg and helped popularize the term “hang time.” He was a member of three Super Bowl champions.

Guy was introduced for induction by former Raiders coach, Hall of Famer John Madden.

The seven-member Hall of Fame class is rounded out by defensive end Michael Strahan, receiver Andre Reed, offensive tackle Walter Jones, linebacker Derrick Brooks, defensive back Aeneas Williams and defensive end Claude Humphrey.



The Associated Press

The Associated Press


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