American Football Database
American Football Database
Date of birth: (1944-05-23)May 23, 1944
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of death: September 21, 2013(2013-09-21) (aged 69)
Place of death: St. Louis, Missouri
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
High school: Pittsburgh (PA) Schenley
AFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15
(By the Kansas City Chiefs)
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Playing stats at

Francis G. Peay (May 23, 1944 – September 21, 2013) was an American football offensive tackle and head coach.

Peay played college football at the University of Missouri and was selected in the first round of the 1966 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He also played for the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.

After his playing career, Peay served as the head football coach at Northwestern University from 1986 to 1991. He was the second black head coach in the Big Ten Conference, after his predecessor Dennis Green. His coaching record at Northwestern was 13 wins, 51 losses, and two ties. This ranks him 12th at Northwestern in total wins and 24th at Northwestern in winning percentage.[1] He was succeeded at Northwestern in 1992 by Gary Barnett.

Peay died September 21, 2013 at the age of 69.[2]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Northwestern Wildcats (Big Ten Conference) (1986–1991)
1986 Northwestern 4–7 2–6 T–8th
1987 Northwestern 2–8–1 2–6 9th
1988 Northwestern 2–8–1 2–5–1 T–7th
1989 Northwestern 0–11 0–8 10th
1990 Northwestern 2–9 1–7 T–8th
1991 Northwestern 3–8 2–6 T–8th
Northwestern: 13–51–2 9–38–1
Total: 13–51–2
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2013.

External links

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