Ray Guy, the longtime Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders punter, became the first punter elected into the NFL Hall of Fame on Saturday.
David Richard/AP
August 02, 2014

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Ray Guy has become the first full-time punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Guy was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and spent his 14-year career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. At 64, he was selected for induction in his 23rd year of eligibility.

Guy was a specialist in directional kicking, and his booming leg and helped popularize the term ''hang time.'' He was a member of three Super Bowl champions.

Guy was introduced for induction by former Raiders coach, Hall of Famer John Madden.

The seven-member Hall of Fame class is rounded out by defensive end Michael Strahan, receiver Andre Reed, offensive tackle Walter Jones, linebacker Derrick Brooks, defensive back Aeneas Williams and defensive end Claude Humphrey.

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