Wednesday, May 21, 2014

1961 Profile: Wray Carlton

No. 30
"First of the Bills in '60 rushing figures was Wray Carlton, the 25-year-old Wallace (North Carolina) walloping fullback. Wray racked up 533 yards and seven touchdowns as a ball-carrier, and gained 477 yards on 29 pass receptions, good for four tallies, helping him lead the club scorers with 66 points."

-1961 Pro Football Handbook

"This product of the South boasts some of the highest credentials a pro coach can bestow. Of the former Duke star, Bill coach Buster Ramsey said, 'He has speed, power, is a real good blocker and can catch the ball.' Very few backs have been able or willing to do all four, claims Ramsey, who picked up Carlton in an astute trade with Boston for defensive tackle Al Crow."

-1961 Fleer No. 134

"A rugged workhorse, Wray carried the ball 137 times and caught more passes (29) than any other fullback in the AFL. He had a four-yard rushing average and scored 11 touchdowns in 1960."

-1961 Topps No. 160

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