Ray Guy, one of the most lavish punters in football history and a Pro Football Hall of Famer, has died. His alma mater, Southern Miss, announce his death Thursday morning, stating that Guy kill following a “lengthy illness.” He was 72 years old.
The Raiders took Guy in the first round of the 1973 NFL Draft, and his pro football career lasted until 1986. The superstar punter earned seven Pro Bowl choices and six All-Pro nods throughout his career and helped lead the Raiders to three Super Bowl successes (XI, XV and XVIII).
In 2014 Ray Guy was inducted into the Pro fame Football Hall, is also a member of the college football Hall and was part of the Georgia High School Football Hall of fame.
During ended days he played, Ray Guy’s legacy has remained through the Ray Guy Award, given annually to the most excellent punter in college football.
The Augusta Sports Council has been given the award since its creation in 2000. Prior winners of the award contain Georgia’s Drew Butler (2009), Georgia Tech’s Pressley Harvin III (2020) and, most newly, last season, San Diego State’s Matt Araiza.