The latest NFL Hall of Fame class has two members with Mississippi connections. Ray Guy was the first punter to be drafted in the first round and it is only fitting after his storied career with the Oakland Raiders that he be the first punter inducted into the Hall of Fame, the ultimate recognition for NFL football players.
Guy was selected for seven pro bowls and played in three Super Bowls. Guy was a standout defensive player, punter and kicker for the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.
The Seattle Seahawks Walter Jones was perhaps the best tackle that ever played in the NFL and he got his college start at Holmes Junior College. Mississippi has more great athletes per capita than any state in the nation. Congratulations to Ray Guy and Walter Jones for making us proud.