USM renames street to honor NFL legend Ray Guy

USM renames street to honor NFL legend Ray Guy

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A street on The University of Southern Mississippi campus has been renamed in honor of a USM football legend and NFL Hall of Fame punter.

The former Black and Gold Blvd. is now known as Ray Guy Way.

Ray Guy installed one of the new street signs himself Tuesday afternoon, while friends and alumni looked on.

He was a standout player at Southern Miss in the early 1970s and he went on to a stellar career with the Oakland Raiders.

In 2014, he became the first punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

"To have this named after me will always be in my mind," Guy said. "It's something that I really cherish and I just hope people will enjoy it."

Guy is retiring this week after five years as director of the "M" Club at Southern Miss.