Raiders Hall of Fame punter Ray Guy
Where it all began
Ray Guy was selected by the Raiders in the first round, with the 23rd overall pick in the 1973 NFL Draft.
Guy was a seven-time Pro Bowler, a three-time First-Team All Pro and was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame 1st team All-1970s Team. He played in 22 career playoff games and had three career punts blocked in 1,049 chances.
A Raider for life
“We’re still a family, and I do know that phrase I learned a few years ago, ‘Once you’re a Raider, you’re always a Raider.' That’s the way it’s going to be and that’s the way I want it to end.” --Ray Guy
'Long journey to the Hall'
It took over two decades for Guy to attain football immortality. “I call it the long journey to the Hall,” Guy told Raiders Insider Scott Bair.
Introducing Hall of Famer Ray Guy...
John Madden introduced Guy a the Hall of Fame ceremony on Aug. 2. “I wanted Al to do it, but of course he’s not going to be able to be there,” Guy said. “Well, he’ll be there. He’s just not there verbally introducing me.”
Class of 2014
Guy entered the Hall of Fame with the seven-legend Class of 2014, which included Derrick Brooks, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, and Aeneas Williams.