Hall of Fame punter Ray Guy died this morning at the age of 72 after a long illness. He is regarded as the greatest punter of all time.
Guy was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and a member of the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. He averaged 42.4 yards in his career from 1973 to 1986. Guy was the first punter drafted in the first round when he was selected by the Raiders in the 1973 NFL Draft.
Guy’s selection at such a high pick was worth it to the Raiders considering what he’s done throughout his career. He spent his entire 14-year career with the then Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders.
The Ray Guy Award is given to the top college football punter. He played college football at Southern Miss.