Buford Garfield "Baby" Ray (September 30, 1914 – January 21, 1986) was an American football player who played eleven seasons in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers from 1938 to 1948.
Ray playing for Vanderbilt
|Born:||September 30, 1914|
|Died:||January 21, 1986 (aged 71)|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||249 lb (113 kg)|
|High school:||Nashville (TN) Central|
|Career highlights and awards|
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|Player stats at PFR|
Ray played for Vanderbilt University for three seasons, 1935-1937. He was a stand-out at both offensive and defensive tackle, due in part to his tremendous size. Ray stood 6' 6" and weighed over 280 pounds, much larger than nearly all college football players of the day. In his final season with the Commodores, Ray was named a co-captain.
Ray was not selected in the 1938 NFL Draft, and became the subject of a free agent bidding war between George Halas of the Chicago Bears and Curly Lambeau of the Packers. Ray signed with Green Bay, playing the entirety of his eleven-year NFL career with the Packers.
Ray appeared in the 1940 NFL All-Star Game. He was named to the United Press International All-Pro team four times, once to the First Team (1941) and three times to the Second Team (1939, 1943 and 1944).
After retiring as a player, Ray returned to Vanderbilt as an assistant coach under head coach Bill Edwards. He later became the university's first full-time football recruiter and also served as the head of the physical education department. Following his tenure at Vanderbilt, he rejoined the Packers organization as a scout.
In 1969, Ray was named to the National Football League 1940s All-Decade Team by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1973 and into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.
Ray had three children with his wife, Jane Burns Ray. They made their home in Nashville.
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