Ray Guy, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the greatest punters of all time, has passed on at the age of 73.
Guy became the first pure punter to ever be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, going 23rd overall to the Oakland Raiders in 1973 after a stellar career at the University of Southern Mississippi.
He went on to win three Super Bowls with the Raiders in 1977, 1981 and 1984.
He was the first full-time punter to be inducted into the Hall of Fame after spending the entirety of his 13-year career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.
A six-time First Team All-Pro, Guy was inducted into Canton in 2014.
He was a 6-time first-team All-Pro selection, 2-time second-team All-Pro, 7-time Pro Bowler and was named to the NFL’s 75th and 100th Anniversary teams.
The Swainsboro, GA native was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
Guy was famous for his long-hanging punts, which allowed the Raiders to run downfield in coverage before opposing teams were able to get off a return.