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VIDEO: Ray Guy on being selected to the Hall of Fame

  • 3:54 pm Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

NEW YORK — Ray Guy, of Thomson, Ga., becomes the first full-time punter to earn election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. An impact player throughout his entire 14-season career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, he was named All-Pro six straight years.

“When I left Southern (Mississippi) and went to the Raiders, nothing changed,” Guy said. “It stayed the same. I was an athlete. I’m still a country boy and I blended right in with he characteristics of the Raiders.

“It’s been a great life for me. It’s been a great road to travel and I’ve learned a lot of things.”

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VIDEO: Dave Baker presents 2014 Hall of Fame class

  • 3:29 pm Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

(Press Release from the Pro Football Hall of Fame)

CANTON, OHIO – The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee held its annual selection meeting today and elected seven individuals to the Class of 2014. Bringing the total number of members in the Hall of Fame to 287 are linebacker Derrick Brooks, punter Ray Guy, defensive end Claude Humphrey, tackle Walter Jones, wide receiver Andre Reed, defensive end Michael Strahan, and cornerback/safety Aeneas Williams.

Saturday’s annual selection meeting was held at the Super Bowl XLVIII Media Center in New York City. The newest members of the Hall of Fame were selected from a [More]