Saturday, June 14, 2014

1963 Profile: Wray Carlton

No. 30
"'Mr. Outside' of Buffalo is Wray Carlton, the Wallace (North Carolina) wheeler who entered the AFL as a Patriot and was dealt to the Bills before the '60 season started. He ripped off a 5.6 average in '62, best among the top 10 ball-carriers, gaining 530 yards in 94 rushes. He was the Bills' best runner in '60 and No. 2 in '61. He missed the last three games of the '62 campaign.
Wray can switch from halfback to fullback without losing effectiveness; he's also a dangerous threat as a pass receiver."

-Don Schiffer, Pro Football 1963

"Teaming with Cookie Gilchrist, or taking over at fullback when Cookie was out, Wray was a dual purpose cog in the Bills backfield last year and enhanced the Buffalo image of sheer ground power. He was the No. 10 ground gainer in the league with 530 yards and had a 5.6 average in 94 carries (most effective pace in the league).
Getting the former Duke star was one of the first and best moves the Bills made before the 1960 campaign. Wray has been a dependable wheelhorse ever since."

-1963 Fleer No. 25

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