ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Former Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy, who was named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Seniors Committee for the Class of 2014, will return to the O.co Coliseum to light the Al Davis Memorial Flame prior to Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN.com has learned.
Guy, 63, was a first-round draft pick by Davis in 1973, No. 23 overall, and was a six-time All-Pro selection while being picked for seven Pro Bowls and was the NFL’s All-Decade punter for the 1970s.
He was also a member of all three Raiders Super Bowl championship teams and had a career average of 42.4 yards per punt. Guy also had 209 punts inside the 20-yard line from 1976 through 1986.
“He changed the way the game was played,” former Raiders coach Tom Flores said recently.
Guy, along with fellow seniors committee finalist Claude Humphrey, a defensive end, must receive at least 80 percent of the vote on the day before the Super Bowl to gain enshrinement.