Ray Ramsey
No. 87     
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: July 18, 1921
Place of birth: Springfield, Illinois
Date of death: August 25, 2009(2009-08-25) (aged 88)
Place of death: Springfield, Illinois
Career information
College: Bradley
NFL Draft: 1947 / Round: 10 / Pick: 82
(By the Chicago Cardinals)
Debuted in 1947 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1956 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Rushing att-yards     124-524
Receptions-yards     88-1729
Touchdowns     18
Stats at

"Rocket" Raymond LeRoy Ramsey (July 18, 1921 - August 25, 2009)[1] was a professional American football player who played defensive back for the Chicago Cardinals (1950–1953). He remains the Cardinals all-time record holder for interception return yardage in a single season with 237 which he set in the 1953 season.[2] He also played in the All-America Football Conference and in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, a forerunner of the Canadian Football League.

In addition, Ramsey had a brief professional basketball career, playing two games for the Baltimore Bullets during the 1948-49 BAA season.[3]

Ramsey was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1991. He was admitted to a nursing home in June 2009, where four days after admission he slipped and broke his hip. His condition worsened until he died at St. John’s Hospital on August 25, 2009.[1]


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