I believe Mr. Guy is a perfect example of who should be in the Hall of Fame. He had a very successful career in the NFL. In fact, he was the first pure punter to be drafted by the NFL and was considered the best of the best. Meaning he was the best punter in the NFL during his career.
The Hall of Fame is supposed to honor the best players in the game. Although punters rarely get the headlines that quarterbacks or some other players do, they are an integral part of the team and deserve the recognition. The fact that teams have punters as a separate position and not as an extra duty for another player proves their importance to the team.
While it seems like an easy position, being a punter takes a lot of skill. You must have excellent accuracy when kicking the ball down field, as well as enough strength in your leg to get the ball to fly in the air for a long time, that way your team mates can cover the field to stop the opposing team from gathering yards. Ray Gun was the first punter ever selected in the first round of the NFL draft, holds several consecutive games played records, had led the NFL in punting 3 times and has record setting punts, including 619 consecutive punts before one was blocked, and 5 punts over 60 yards in one season, which is extremely difficult. There is even a Ray Gun Award for the best collegiate punter. He is a leader and a mentor for punters, so yes, he definitely deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
Ray Guy is one of my favorite Football players of all times. I still remember all those fun afternoons and evenings enjoying his marvelous game, his particular way of facing every sport challenge with his forever-amateur attitude. You don't see that kind of players nowadays. All they care is about money.