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 Ray Ramsey

Ray Ramsey

Birth
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Aug 2009 (aged 88)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 41287779 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. His career encompassed three different professional football leagues. For ten seasons (1947 to 1956), he played at the defensive back, offensive end, wing back and halfback positions in the All-America Football Conference, National and Canadian Football Leagues with the Chicago Rockets/Hornets, Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cardinals and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He attended Lanphier High School and was a three sports athlete during his collegiate years at Bradley Uniiversity, excelling in basketball and track as well as football. Prior to turning professional, Ramsey served in the United States Navy during World War II. He appeared in 74 career AAFC and NFL games recording 10 interceptions for 237 yards with the Cardinals during the 1953 season. In addition, he played two seasons in the National Basketball League and National Basketball Association (1947 to 1949) with the Tri-City Blackhawks and Baltimore Bullets appearing in 4 career games. Following his playing career, he worked as a teacher and coach from 1958 until his retirement in 1986. He was inducted into the Bradley Athletics Hall of Fame in 1949 and the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. He died from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 29 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41287779
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Ramsey (18 Jul 1921–25 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41287779, citing Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .