Ray Guy | In NFL

NFL accomplishments include:

  • First pure punter drafted in the first round (23rd player overall in 1973)
  • Played in seven Pro Bowls (six consecutively), most ever for a punter
  • Played in seven AFC Championship games
  • Played for three Super Bowl-winning teams, punting 14 times (tied for third for most Super Bowl punts in a career), including a 41.9 average (third highest average recorded for a career)
  • Led NFL in punting three times
  • NFL postseason record for most punts in a career with 111 punts
  • NFL postseason record for highest punting average in a game with 56.0 average 
(includes a 71-yard punt — the third longest postseason punt in NFL history)
  • Pro Bowl record for most punts in a career with 33 punts
  • First punter to win the Golden Toe Award (presented by Pro Football Weekly)
  • “Hang-time” came into the NFL lexicon during his tenure. One of his punts hit the hanging scoreboard in the Louisiana Superdome. Another was tested for helium.
  • Doubled as team’s emergency quarterback.
  • Never missed a game (played in 207 consecutive games in 14 year career).
  • No blocked kicks in his first five NFL seasons. Had only three of 1049 punts blocked in his career (finished career with streak of 619 unblocked punts)
  • Placed 57 punts inside 20-yard line during 1984-85 seasons
  • Averaged under 40 yards per punt only once in career (42.4 career average)