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Ray Guy

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Ray Guy
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Guy playing for the Raiders in 1985
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Personal information
Born:(1949-12-22)December 22, 1949
Swainsboro, Georgia
Died:November 3, 2022(2022-11-03) (aged 72)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Thomson (Thomson, Georgia)
College:Southern Mississippi
NFL Draft:1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Punting yards:44,493
Average punt:42.4
Player stats at NFL.com

William Ray Guy (December 22, 1949 – November 3, 2022) was a American football professional punter. He played parts of 14 seasons, all for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.[1] Coming from the University of Southern Mississippi, he was the only pure punter ever to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft when the Oakland Raiders selected him in 1973. He won three Super Bowls with the Oakland Raiders also.[2]

On August 2, 2014, Guy was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and became the second pure kicker (after Jan Stenerud) and the first pure punter to be inducted.[3]

On November 3, 2022, Guy died after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ray Guy". NFL.com. 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  2. "Hall of Famers: Ray Guy". Profootballhof.com. 2012. Archived from the original on 25 November 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  3. "Ray Guy Inducted Into Hall of Fame". Oakland Raiders. Archived from the original on 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2014-10-02.
  4. "Ray Guy, First N.F.L. Punter Named to the Hall of Fame, Dies at 72". The New York Times. Retrieved 2024-04-12.

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