Ray Coates

Ray Coates
Position: Halfback
Personal information
Born: (1924-05-08)May 8, 1924
New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: July 3, 2013(2013-07-03) (aged 89)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: New Orleans (LA) Jesuit
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 8 / Pick: 57
Career history
Player stats at PFR

Rayford Jerald Coates (May 8, 1924 – July 3, 2013) was a professional American football player. He played two seasons in the National Football League (NFL) as a halfback for the New York Giants. He attended Louisiana State University, where he played college football for the LSU Tigers football team. [1] He was MVP of the 1947 Cotton Bowl. He was also a member of LSU’s 1946 SEC championship baseball team.  For five decades he held the LSU record for longest punt, at 76-yards against Rice in 1944. [2]

He scored four touchdowns in his professional career: three rushing in 1948 and one receiving in 1949. [3] He also threw a touchdown pass in 1948, and recorded an interception and four fumble recoveries on defense in 1949. [1]

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  1. ^ a b "Ray Coates NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1947 Cotton Bowl MVP Coates Dies, 89 - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics". www.lsusports.net. Retrieved 2017-12-31. 
  3. ^ "Ray Coates Career Touchdown Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
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