NFL's "Good Guy" May Get Long-Awaited Distinction
The NFL has had some great punters.
In the 1970’s there was Raiders’ Ray Guy, who could boot the ball to the moon. He is considered the forerunner of all things punting in this league, and when he retired, he was the odds-on favorite to become the first punter to earn enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Except, it hasn’t happened yet.
Guy has been eligible for since 1991 but has never garnered enough votes to gain entrance. The collective school of thought is that if Guy does not make the Hall of Fame, then no punter should.
That school of thought may change now that Jeff Feagles has retired.