Ray Guy VO-SOT

The Southern Miss football team honored 2014 NFL Hall of Fame inductee Ray Guy in its Conference USA opener against Rice University Sept. 27.

NCAA Football: Rice at Southern Mississippi

Guy became the first NFL Punter to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame and first player from Southern Miss to receive this honor.

Referred to as Ray Guy Day, the USM Alumni Association in partnership with Bancorp South held a meet and greet where Guy  autographed posters, footballs and USM paraphernalia for alumni, fans and students before the game.

Then, Guy rode in the Eagle Walk and was recognized with a special halftime presentation from University President Rodney Bennett and Athletic Director Bill McGillis with a Chevy Silverado truck and a watch.

In addition, the University renamed a road on campus to Ray Gay Way, the football team wore “RAY” stickers on their helmets  and quarterback Nick Mullens wore Guy’s retired No. 44 jersey in honor of the event.