Ray Guy hopes to inspire young punters

Punter Ray Guy #8 of the Los Angeles Raiders kicks the ball away against defensive backs Daniel Hunter #25, Tony Lilly #22 and linebacker Simon Fletcher #73 of the Denver Broncos during the game at Mile High Stadium on December 8, 1985
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Former Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy hopes that his inclusion in this year's Hall of Fame class will inspire younger punters.

Ray Guy has said that he hopes his inclusion in this year's NFL Hall of Fame class will inspire the next generation of punters.

The former Oakland Raiders punter, who won three Super Bowls during his career, is the first punter to be voted into the Hall.

The 64-year-old told the Hartford Courant: "It's going to give the younger generation, the punters and the placekickers and the snappers and all that, it's given them hope now that there's a place for us and now it's more recognised."

Guy was selected seven times for the Pro Bowl during his 14-season career.

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