American Football Database
Ray Snell
No. 72, 61     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-02-24) February 24, 1958 (age 63)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Career information
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1980–1984)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games Played     65
Games Started     42

Ray Snell (born February 24, 1958) is a former guard in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Detroit Lions. Tampa Bay, using their 4th ever first round draft pick, acquired Snell with the 22nd pick in the first round of the 1980 NFL Draft. After four seasons in Tampa Bay in which he started 46 of 64 games he was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Once in Pittsburgh he immediately started 13 games. In 1986, he suffered a blow out fracture to the right eye, in which a bone was lodged behind it. He was then traded to the Detroit Lions where he retired. During 1981, he and George Yarno alternated plays bringing in the offensive play call for Doug Williams.[1]