Former Raiders punter Ray Guy was voted down every single time his name came up as a modern-era candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But Guy didn’t get discouraged about his chances of making it to Canton.
Guy, who was finally elected to the Hall of Fame as a seniors committee candidate on Saturday, says he always remained optimistic that he’d eventually be honored.
“I didn’t give up hope,” Guy said on Mike and Mike in the Morning. “I’m kind of a patient man. Sometimes you get frustrated when it doesn’t happen, but it’s over now.”
Guy, who played his entire NFL career for the Raiders, said Oakland fans and his former teammates always kept his spirits up about his eventual Hall of Fame induction. And Guy said he’s now glad to share his Hall of Fame induction with them.
“This is for the fans and all of my teammates throughout the years,” he said. “Now we can say it with pride: I’m a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2014.”