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Baby Ray

Chad Burkholder
Packers Hall of Fame

Inducted 1973

A free agent from Vanderbilt in 1938, Baby Ray was a dominating blocker and defensive tackle. He blocked a punt for a safety against Detroit in 1939 in a game the Packers won 12-7.

The co-captain of the Vanderbilt University Commodores in 1937, the 6’6” Ray was a giant of a lineman in his time. He weighed more than 280 pounds in college but dropped 30 pounds in his first season in Green Bay. 

Ray played 11 seasons, from 1938-’48. He was a member of two Packer championship teams. Ray became a long-time Packer scout after his retirement.

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Packers Hall of Fame player Baby Ray
Packers Hall of Fame player Baby Ray