Ray Guy: Stupid people keep punters out of the Hall of Fame
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 16, 2012
It’s hard for me to believe that, as great as this game is, that there are no punters and one kicker in the Hall of Fame. And Guy is not happy about the Hall of Fame voters who, he says, don’t appreciate punters. With former Raiders great Ray Guy sounding off on the absence of punters from the Hall of Fame, Guy has given the media fresh meat for the questioning of NFL types. “I watch them and in the back of my mind I know you’re wasting your time because we got some stupid people who don’t understand,” Guy said. That’s something you’d have to ask the Hall of Fame committee or voters or something like that, because I don’t really know what the criteria is. Guy, who was such a good college kicker that the award for the best punter in college football is named the Ray Guy Award and the Raiders took him in the first round of the 1973 NFL draft, was a seven-time Pro Bowler and chosen as the punter on the NFL’s 75th anniversary team. So what are you telling these kids? To forget about it? I guess it all stems around people just don’t understand the importance of a punter. They really don’t. Unless you played. You have to be in there.
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