Legendary Raiders Punter Passes Away

One of the NFL's most iconic and debated players has died. Ray Guy, the legendary punter who sparked endless conversations about the relative merits of special teams, passed away at 72 years old Thursday morning following a lengthy illness.

Regarded by many as the greatest punter of all time, Guy played 14 seasons with the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, earning seven Pro Bowls and winning three Super Bowls. His long, elegant kicks allowed him to lead the league in punting average three times.

Guy's exceptional play was a constant subject of discussion among football fans and analysts who endeavored to evaluate the importance of special teams in a historical context. He was a shocking first-round pick when he entered the league in 1973, and he eventually became the first and only pure punter to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

Guy is survived by his wife Beverly and two children, Ryan and Amber. 

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