Pro Football Hall of Fame

Ray Guy - Class of 2014

Ray Guy is considered the greatest punter ever. He famously boomed towering punts into the air and helped usher in the term “hang time.” After seven rejections by Pro Football Hall of Fame voters, the Raider who wore No. 8 finally got the call in February. On Saturday, August 2, 2014, the former Thomson and Southern Mississippi star became the first true punter inducted into the hall in Canton, Ohio.

Ray Guy - A Georgia Legend

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Stats, facts and a hang time animation

Congratulatory messages for Ray Guy

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Stats

Pro Punting Statistics

Year Team
G
No.
Yards
Avg.
Lg.
Ins 20
Blk.
1973 Oakland
14
69
3127
45.3
72
na
0
1974 Oakland
14
74
3124
42.2
66
na
0
1975 Oakland
14
68
2979
43.8
64
na
0
1976 Oakland
14
67
2785
41.6
66
13
0
1977 Oakland
14
59
2552
43.3
74
11
0
1978 Oakland
16
81
3462
42.7
69
23
2
1979 Oakland
16
69
2939
42.6
71
16
1
1980 Oakland
16
71
3099
43.6
66
17
0
1981 Oakland
16
96
4195
43.7
69
23
0
1982 L.A. Raiders
9
47
1839
39.1
57
12
0
1983 L.A. Raiders
16
78
3336
42.8
67
17
0
1984 L.A. Raiders
16
91
3809
41.9
63
25
0
1985 L.A. Raiders
16
89
3627
40.8
68
32
0
1986 L.A. Raiders
16
90
3620
40.2
64
20
0
Career Total  
207
1,049
44,493
42.4
74
209*
3
Additional Career Statistics: Passing: 3-2-54, 1 Int; Rushing: 11-43; Kicking: 0-1 PAT
* Does not include totals from 1973-1975, as they are not available.
Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

College Statistics

Year
No.
Yards
Avg.
1970
69
3125
45.3
1971
73
3129
42.9
1972
58
2680
46.2*
Total
200
8934
44.7
* Led nation in punting average that season

College Baseball

Innings
Hits
Runs
Strikeouts
ERA
No-hitter
220 2/3
173
87
266
2.53
1