Raiders' Guy becomes 1st punter inducted into HOF - NBC Sports

Raiders' Guy becomes 1st punter inducted into HOF
FILE - In this Dec. 28, 1975, file photo, Oakland Raiders kicker Ray Guy (8) is hugged by teammate Neal Colzie in the closing seconds of the Raiders 31-28 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in a divisional playoff game in Oakland, Calif. Those anxious seconds for punt returners awaiting his booming kicks were nothing compared to the more than two decades Guy had to endure before finally getting the call that he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/File)
August 2, 2014, 9:55 pm

CANTON, Ohio (AP) 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.


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