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Ray Guy career facts, stats, records

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With Ray Guy getting into the Hall of Fame tonight, it seems fitting we detail some facts and stats from his 14-year career.

First ever pure punter inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The annual award for the best punter in college football bears his name.

Introduced the term "hang time" which times how long a punt stays in the air before landing.

Set the new yards per punt in a season record (45.3)... as a rookie.

Once hit the scoreboard in the New Orleans Super Dome.

In 1973 he became first and still the only punter ever selected in the first round of the NFL draft.

Played in 207 consecutive games.

Played his entire 14-year career with the Raiders.

Is third on the list of most games played in a Raiders uniform

Named to the NFL's 75th anniversary team in 1994.

A member of the All-Time team put out in 2000.

A member of the All-Decade team of the 1970s.

Three times led the NFL in punting average - 1974 (42.2), 1975 (43.8), and 1977 (43.3). And was second three other times

All Pro first team six straight years from 1973 to 1978, second team twice (1979-80)

Pro Bowler 7 times 1973-78, 80

Played on all three Raiders Super Bowl teams

Played in seven AFC Championship games

Career long punt was 77 yards against Denver in 1977. He finished that game with the highest ever punt averaged in a game (57.6).

His 619 straight punts without a block to finish his career were the second most in NFL history at the time of his retirement.

Highest post season punting average in a game (56.0 vs San Diego in 1981). He also had the third longest punt in postseason history (71) in that game.

At the time of his retirement in 1986, he had the highest career yards per punt average.