Buster Ramsey

Buster Ramsey

Original Name Garrard Sliger Ramsey
Birth
Townsend, Blount County, Tennessee, USA
Death 16 Sep 2007 (aged 87)
Signal Hills, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 21637078 · View Source
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Professional Football Player, Coach. He was a guard and linebacker for six seasons (1946 to 1951) in the National Football League with the Chicago Cardinals. He was a member of the 1947 NFL Championship Cardinals team. In the course of his career, Ramsey was selected to five NFL All Pro Teams (1946 to 1950) and was chosen for the 1940s NFL All-Decade Team. An All-American at William & Mary during his college years, Ramsey was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1978 and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1974. After retiring as a player, Ramsey coached for two seasons (1960 to 1961) in the American Football League with the Buffalo Bills and has the distinction of being their first coach. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy. His younger brother Knox was also a former professional football player. In his NFL career, Ramsey played in 57 regular season games. During his coaching career, he won 11 games, lost 16 and had 1 tie.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 18 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21637078
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Buster Ramsey (16 Mar 1920–16 Sep 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21637078, citing Grandview Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .