"Believe me, it's been a long and winding road from the farm lands of South Georgia to the hallowed halls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame."
CANTON, Ohio — Ray Guy slipped on the jacket Friday night. A perfect fit.
The long-running saga of Ray Guy breaking the glass ceiling for punters in the Pro Football Hall of Fame was a case of perception vs. reality - and proving they were one.
The Ray Guy Award was created in 2000 by the Augusta Sports Council with the punter's blessing.
The legend of Ray Guy didn't stop in Thomson. It continued to grow at his new home 500 miles away from his old stomping grounds, at Southern Mississippi.
THOMSON — The Ray Guy stories from his youth are almost endless – and most of them are true.
Ray Guy almost didn't answer one of the most important phone calls of his life.
For Derrick Brooks and Walter Jones, there would be no waiting to enter the Hall of Fame, as both men did so on Saturday in their first times on the ballot.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is finally whole, and Ray Guy's legacy is complete.
Ray Guy, the legendary punter who starred at Thomson High School before finding fame in college and the NFL, was elected Saturday in New York by the 46-member selection committee.
Ray Guy and former Falcons defensive end Claude Humphrey are the Seniors Committee candidates. They each need 80 percent of the vote from the 46-member Selection Committee today in New York.
Ray Guy's Hall of Fame fate will be decided on Saturday in New York. Guy will need to receive at least 80 percent of the votes cast to be inducted.
Should sanity at long last prevail, Ray Guy will receive that Hall of Fame call very soon.
Here's my wish list of stories for 2014 in chronological order.
A week ago, Terry Bradshaw stood on the field with Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family, the two former quarterbacks being honored in a pre-game ceremony at Louisiana Tech.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Seniors Committee announced Wednesday that punter Ray Guy and former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Claude Humphrey are the two finalists for the Class of 2014.
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Ray Guy's three Super Bowl rings sold for big money Tuesday night. And for good reason, according to Nate D. Sanders auction house publicist Sam Heller.
Ray Guy, arguably the greatest punter in NFL history, is putting his three Super Bowl rings up for auction.