After years of being snubbed for being a special teams, the greatest punter in NFL history finally gets called to Canton on August 2nd.
Years of frustration by Raider fans over the absence of star Punter Ray Guy finally ended in 2014 when it was announced that Guy would finally make it after decades of falling short.
Accomplishments: First punter ever inducted into the Hall of Fame, named the Punter for the 1970s All-Decade team and the NFL’s 75th anniversary team, 7 Pro Bowls, 4 All-Pro selections, 3-time Superbowl Champion
Why He Is Deserving: One of the most controversial selections is Raider history happened in 1973 when owner Al Davis chose punter Ray Guy in the 1st round. The gamble paid off as Guy became one of the best punters in league history. Guy’s ability to get hang time and drop a punt into the deepest part of the opposing territory was crucial for the Raiders of the 70s and 80s en route to 3 Superbowl titles. He was in the Top 5 of punting average during 10 of his 14 seasons.
Most Incredible Season: 1973. Guy’s rookie season where he 2nd in the league in yards per punt, was named to the Pro Bowl and helped the defense reach its only Top 5 ranking in the NFL.