Ray Guy, Hall of Fame player with the Raiders, passes away at 72

By Sakshi

 Nov 4,2022

HATTIESBURG, Miss. Ray Guy, three-time Super Bowl Champion with the Raiders, and the first punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame died on Thursday. 

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Guy died after a long illness in Southern Mississippi, the place where he was a star before becoming the first NFL punter to be selected in the first round. 

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The guy was receiving hospice care in Hattiesburg.

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Guy was drafted 23rd by Al Davis' Raiders in 1973. 

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He played his entire 14-year career in Oakland and Los Angeles with the Raiders. He was a three time All-Pro selection.

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Guy was the first player to be inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame solely for his punting skills. 

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Guy, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, was named to the NFL's 100th Anniversary Team and all-decade team for the 1970s.

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"Ray Guy was a punter," John Madden stated in 2014, before Guy was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Guy, a native of Thomson in Georgia, is also a member of both the College Football Football Hall of Fame as well as the National High School Sports Hall of Fame.

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