Ray Guy's time to shine with the Hall of Fame

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW) -- For years, Ray Guy was kind of surely about his omission from the Football Hall of Fame. That all changed in February.

This weekend, Guy finally gets his due among the greatest to ever have played the game with his enshrinement to the Hall.

The Thomson star becomes the first true punter to be elected. His list of accolades will fill up a sheet of paper in a hurry. From Pro Bowl selections to Super Bowl appearances to having an award named after him. One guy familiar with Guy, Thomson's John Barnett, just penned the book Ghosts of the Brickyard chronicling Thomson football and a big part of that was Ray Guy.

"Watching him make the big plays in those playoff games in 1967 and 68 to help win those back to back state championships are the things that really stick out in my mind," said John Barnett. "The thing that is so remarkable about Ray today is that how humble he is about all this. I've heard him repeatedly say this is for all of McDuffie County, for Southern Miss, it's for the Raiders and it's not just about him."

Canton, Ohio is the site of the Football Hall of Fame with the ceremonies set for Saturday night. Even guy said a couple of months ago, there could be some tears shed during his induction speech and nobody would blame him.

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