Ray Guy

Legendary punter Ray Guy starred at Thomson High School before finding fame in college and the NFL.

As a junior quarterback, Guy led the Bulldogs to the program’s first state championship in 1967.

Guy spent 14 seasons with the Raiders in the NFL, first in Oakland and then Los Angeles. He led the NFL in punting three times, was an All-Pro six times and finished his career with an average of 42.4 yards per punt.

He is the first pure punter to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he joins placekicker Jan Stenerud as the only specialists in the hall.

Guy was in his 23rd year of eligibility and was a senior nominee. To be elected, he had to receive at least 80 percent of the vote.

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Transcript of Ray Guy's Hall of Fame Speech

"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."
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Guy greets Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio — Ray Guy slipped on the jacket Friday night. A perfect fit.
By Chris Gay | Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Many skeptics were slow to embrace idea of putting punter in Hall of Fame

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.
By Scott Michaux | Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Ray Guy Award was boost for punter, sports council

The Ray Guy Award was created in 2000 by the Augusta Sports Council with the punter's blessing.
By John Boyette | Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Guy's legend grows in college

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.
By Chris Gay | Thursday, July 31, 2014

Stories about Guy's exploits at Thomson live on

THOMSON — The Ray Guy stories from his youth are almost endless – and most of them are true.
By Chris Gay | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Guy thanks supporters

Ray Guy almost didn't answer one of the most important phone calls of his life.
By Chris Gay | Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brooks, Jones enter hall on first ballots

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.
By Tom Canavan | Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Michaux: Guy's election long overdue

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is finally whole, and Ray Guy's legacy is complete.
By Scott Michaux | Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Guy elected to Hall of Fame

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.
By John Boyette | Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Many locals expect Guy to get Hall nod

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.
By Chris Gay | Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Guy's Hall of Fame fate to be decided Saturday

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.
By Scott Michaux | Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Guy’s long wait could be coming to an end

Should sanity at long last prevail, Ray Guy will receive that Hall of Fame call very soon.
By Scott Michaux | Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

Michaux: A wish list for sports in 2014

Here's my wish list of stories for 2014 in chronological order.
By By Scott Michaux | Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Hall of Fame QB speaks at inaugural event

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.
By Chris Gay | Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Guy among finalists for 2014 Hall of Fame

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.
By Chris Gay | Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013

Kevin Butler bemoans lack of kicker recognition

Try this illuminating exercise at home.
By Scott Michaux | Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

Guy's Super rings sell for $96,000

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.
By Chris Gay | Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011

Ray Guy's Super Bowl rings for sale

Ray Guy, arguably the greatest punter in NFL history, is putting his three Super Bowl rings up for auction.
By Chris Gay | Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011
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