Saturday, September 13, 2014

1967 Profile: Wray Carlton

Fullback
No. 30
Duke
"Back at his more natural position of fullback last year, Wray Carlton fit like a peg in its correct hole. He merely had the best season of his career. He finished fifth among rushers with 696 yards on 156 carries for a 4.4 average and six touchdowns.
During much of his seven years in the league, he has been forced to move over to halfback out of deference to Cookie Gilchrist and Billy Joe. But they are no longer in Buffalo. Wray's strength is running to the inside - he has no speed to the outside. He's a fine cutter and a hard runner, and he gives the quarterback good blocking.
A 6-1, 230-pounder, he played his college ball at Duke and originally was signed by the Patriots. He came to the Bills before the start of the 1960 season."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1967

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