NFL Hall Of Famer Ray Guy died at the age of 72. Ray Guy was an American Football Player. He was rewarded as the NFL’S best punter of all time. His death was announced by his alma mater.
He was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft & going 23rd overall to the Oakland Raiders in 1973. He went on to win three Super Bowls with the Raiders in 1977, 1981, and 1984.
He played with the Raiders, who moved to Los Angeles in 1982, through the end of his career in 1986. He made the Pro Bowl seven times and was a first-team All-Pro in six different seasons.
He was famous for his long-hanging punts. It is known to all which allowed the Raiders to run downfield in coverage before opposing teams were able to get off a return.
Coach John Maden called him “The best punter I’ve ever known.” He also said “I thought then he could be the greatest in the league, but I changed my mind. I think Ray proved he’s the best of all time.”
Ray Guy Cause Of Death
His cause of death followed a lengthy illness. His team said it on social media. But his cause of death isn’t clear at this moment. His family didn’t say about his cause of death on social media.
Before being chosen in the first round of the 1973 NFL Draft, the Georgia native played school athletics from 1969 to 1972 and earned All-America honors.
He was a four-sport star at Thomson High School in Thomson, Georgia. The guy played quarterback, safety, linebacker, and tailback while guiding Thomson to Class A state football titles in 1967 and 1968. In 1968, Guy averaged 49.7 yards per punt.
He had no practice & scored 39 points while playing basketball for Thomson. The guy pitched a 15-inning, shutout baseball game for Thomson in the 1969 state tournament semifinals.
How Did Ray Guy Die?
Guy won the award for Most Valuable Player of the annual College All-Star game, in which an all-star team of college seniors competed against the reigning Super Bowl champion, following his senior year at Southern Miss.
Early in his career, Guy occasionally handled kickoffs for the Raiders because the aging Blanda no longer had an outstanding range