7-time Pro-Bowler first punter voted into Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame
NEW YORK — Ray Guy, a trailblazing punter who defined the position, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The 64-year-old Guy made it in on his eighth attempt at being voted into the shrine in Canton, Ohio, becoming the first punter to make it into the Hall of Fame.
Guy was a senior nominee along with Claude Humphrey, a ferocious defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons in the 1960s.
It has been a long wait for Guy and the culiminating crown of achievement for the man most consider the best punter in NFL history.