NFL Raider Legend Ray Guy has died at 72 years old
The NFL World was struck with some unfortunate news regarding undeniably one of the most impactful punters in the history of professional football RAY GUY. His alma mater, Southern Mississippi revealed that Guy passed away at 72 years old on Thursday morning after a reported lengthy illness. Following Guy’s three-year collegiate career at Southern Mississippi, he went on to play 14 years for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders organization. His teammates called him "a weapon" for the defense during the Raiders' runs in the 70s and 80s In 1977 the Houston Oilers were so mystified by the hang time on Ray Guy's kicks that they suspected him of filling footballs with helium, and coach Bum Phillips and returner Billy Johnson held onto one of the footballs to have it tested. Guy was cleared. During his NFL career, Guy made seven Pro Bowl appearances, three All-Pro teams, and was a three-time Super Bowl champion. He is widely regarded as the first great punter in football history, being the first and only punter to ever be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
An Amazing Man, an Amazing Player, and one of my All-Time Favorite Players.